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Add:I. to add one's own action or effort to that of another so as to make it more effectual, to further the action or purpose of Hé his mǽges healp, B. 2698. Uton clypian tó heofonum God úre helpe and tóbrýte þisne here, Hml. S. 25, 349. Ic wolde helpan þæs þe ðǽr unscyldig wǽre and hénan þone þe hine yfelode, Bt. 38, 6; F. 208, 17. Is se dæg comen úre mandryhten mægenes behófað gódra manna; wutun gangan tó helpan hildfruman, B 2649: 2879. Of suoester ne hiá helpende de sorore non eam adiuuante. Lk. p. 7. I. II. to relieve the wants or necessities of a person, to succour Þonne hý him tó eów árna bǽdun, þonne gé hyra hulpon, Cri. 1354. Help (cf. ára, Met. 4, 31) þínum earmum moncynne, Bt. 4; F. 8, Milsa ús ł help úsig miserere nostri. Mt. L. 20, 30. Gif se hierde ágiémeleásað ðæt hé hiera útan ne helpe si cura exierioris subsidii a pastore negligatur, Past. 137, 15. Hí wolde tóweorpan wuldres aldor, þǽr heora Móyses mægene ne hulpe, Ps. Th. 105, 19: 118, 92. Bibeád ic eów gé of þám ǽhtum þe ic eów geaf earmra hulpen, Cri. 1603. II a. used absolutely :--- III. to be serviceable, to profit, avail. 1. the subject a person Ne helpað hí mid óðrum hira niéhstum, mid óðrum hí him deriað in uno proximorum vitam minus adjuvant, in alters multum gravant, Past. 449, 28. 2. the subject a thing, a. given by a noun Oft sió ilce lár ðe óðrum hielpeð (óðre hilpeð, v. l.), hió dereð ðíém óðrum saepe aliis officiunt, quae aliis prosunt, Past. 173, 19. Ðǽm synfullan náuht ne helpað his gódan geðóhtas, . . . ne ðǽm ryhtwísan ne deriað his yrflan geðóhtas, 423, 25. Wisse hé him holtwudu helpan ne meahte, B. 2340: 2684. b. given in a clause Ic wát þé ná ne helpeð (fremað, v.l. expedit) þú gá fram mé þus unrótum, Gr D 8i, 13. Hwæðer þú on ǽngum gcþeahte swá twiorǽde sié ðé helpe hwæþer hit gewyrþe þe hit nó ne gewyrþe, Bt. 41, 3; F. 25O. 9. IV. reflex, to put forth needed effort on one's own behalf Þ heora hǽþenan gild náwðer ne him sylfum helpan ne mihton, ne nánum ðára ðe tó him are wilnodan. Bl. H. 223. 3. V. to relieve a malady, remedy a weakness Ic geléfo, help (tóhelpe, R. adjuva) ungeleaffulmse mínne, Mk. L. 9, 24. v. tó-helpan.
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