lǽfan
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lǽfan
Add: to cause to remain (lífan). I. of a deceased person, to have as remainder after one Se gesibsuma lǽfð symle yrfeweard æfter him sunt reliquiae homini pacifico , Ps. Th. 36, 36. Hé lǽfde æfter him þreó sunan, Chr. 1086; P. 221, 11. Nam se óðer hí and wearð deád, ne sé sǽd ne lǽfde . . . And ealle seofon hí hæfdon and sǽd ne lǽfdon, Mk. 12, 21, 22. Gif hwá gefare and nán bearn ne gestriéne, gif hé bróðor lǽfe, fó sé tó his wífe, Past. 43, 13. II. to transmit at death to heirs or successors, bequeath Manige for bearnléste eallne þone welan ðe hí gegaderigaþ hí lǽfað fræmdum tó brúcanne orbus liberis alienum censum nutrit heredi , Bt. 11, 1; F. 32, 7. Hí lǽfað fremdum heora ǽhte relinquent alienis divitias suas , Ps. Th. 48, 9. Hé þám yldestan eaforan lǽfde folc, Gen. 1214: 1179. Hé eaferum lǽfde, swá déð eádig mon, lond and leÁdbyrig, þá hé of lífe gewát, B. 2470. Hí of lífe gewyton and lǽfdon heora ǽhta þám æðelum mannum. Iulianus ðá dǽlde . . . heora landáre, þe him lǽfed was, Hml. S. 4, 79-82. Þonne þú heonan cyrre . . . lǽf ús écne gefeán, Cri. 159. Ic wilnode . . . æfter mínum lífe þám monnum tó lǽfanne þe æfter mé wǽren mín gemynd on gódum weorcum, Bt. 17; F. 60, 16. III. to allow to remain, not to take, consume, remove, &c. Hí nymað ǽlc wiht, and uneáðe hí ám þearfiendum lytles hwæt lǽfað, Ll. Lbmn. 476, 11. Hí náman æt heora mágon sceattas genóge . . . and á spendon and dǽldon hafenleásum mannum . . . Þæt feoh hí ǽr lǽfdon (had not spent before ) hí mid heom tó þám scræfe hæfdon, Hml. S. 23, 198-213. Eal monncynnes þæt þǽr lǽfed wæs, Ors. 2, 6; S. 88, 6; Bt. 11, 1; F. 30, 19. ¶ where the object is food, not to eat :-- Wulfas on ǽfne ne lǽfað náwiht oð morgen, Ll. Lbmn. 476, 3. Þæt þæt hí lǽfon healdan heora bearnum reliquerunt quae superfuerunt parvulis suis , Ps. Th. 16, 14. Eal flǽsc wildeór lǽfen carnem quae a bestiis fuerit praegustata, Ll. Th. i. 54, 1. III a. to leave after subtraction :-- Dó of ðám feórþan deále eall þæt seó sǽ his ofseten hæfþ . . . ðonne miht ðú ongitan ætte þæs ealles nis monnum máre lǽfed tó búgianne búton swelce án lytel cafertún, Bt. 18, 1; F. 62, 16. IV. to leave, not to take with one Þá men þe hé beæftan him lǽfde, Chr. 755 ; P. 48, 14.
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