hú-meta
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hú-meta
Add:I. in direct questions. 1. in what way?, by what means? Húmeta wát God? quomodo scit Deus?, Ps. Spl. 72, 11. 2. with what reason or right Húmeta cwyst þú tó þínum bréðer?, Mt. 7, 4. 3. how is it that?, why? Gif heó turniende is, húmeta ne fealð heó? si volubile est, cur non cadat?, Angl. vii. 12, 109. Húmeta wénde Adam hé mihte hine behýdan fram Godes gesihðe? unde a Domini praesentia abscondi posse putabat?, 26, 239. II. in indirect questions. 1. qualifying a verb, a. cf. I. 1 Hé áxodon þá weardmenn húmeta se án wǽre tó þám hálgum geþeód?, Hml. S. 11, 236. b. Cf. I. 2 Hé áxode þá weardmen húmeta hí dorston hí swá wel fédan, Hml. S. 37, 61. 2. with ellipsis of the rest of the rest of the clause introduced by how Wé hérdon sum sunu ofslóge his fæder, ic nát húmeta, búton wé witon hit unmennisclic dǽd wæs, Bt. 31, 1; F. 112, 16. v. .
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