lecgan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
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lecgan
Under II. dele 'L. Eth.', and add: I. to cause to take a horizontal position Swá swá gód scipstýra hǽt fealdan segl and eác hwílum lecgan þone mæst, Bt. 41, 3; F. 250, 15. I a. to fell a person, slay :-- Gif hine hwá lecge binnan þǽm fyrste, Ll. Th. i. 222, 29. Wé rídan ealle tó . . . and þone þeóf lecgean, 236, 18. Búton hé hine werian wolde . . . hine man þonne léde, 240, 30. II. to deposit. 1. to place in a position of rest on the ground or other sup-LECGUNG — LENDEN-ECE" title="Page d0610 - 610 LECGUNG — LENDEN-ECE">porting surface, place in a receptacle Ðá lác ðe mon on ðæt weóbud legde, Past. 219, 6. Wé bóca tóbrǽddon and on bearm lægden, Sal. 431. Ðió mengu giwédo hiora legdun on woeg, Mk. R. L. 11, 8. Nim sume tigelan and lege beforon ðé, Past. 161, 3. Sete ðín wín and lege ðínne hláf ofer ryhtwísra monna byrgenne panem tuum et vinum super sepulturam justi constitue, 327, 1. Lecge man ísen uppan þám stapelan, Ll. Th. i. 226, 28. Gif man óðer wǽpn gedreóhlíce lecge þǽr hig stille mihton beón, 418, 6. Hét se cásere lecgan Georium innon ðone hwær, Hml. S. 14, 106. 2. to deposit in the grave, bury Gif man ǽnig líc of rihtscriftscíre elles hwár lecge, Ll. Th. i. 308, 6. Sleá hine man and on fúlan lecge, 396, 17. 3. to lay an egg, Lch, iii. 204, 30 (in Dict.). 4. to deposit a pledge, a. a material pledge Æt cynges spǽce lecge man .VI. healfmearc wedd, Ll. Th. i. 296, 25. Sette mon inborh oþþe underwed lecge, 356, 10: 352, 8. b. a verbal pledge Hé forbeád him ǽlc wedd tó syllanne, bútan þysan wedde þe hé úp on Crístes weófod léde . . . 'Ic þreó þing beháte . . . ', Ll. Lbmn. 214, 26. (4 α) to deposit something as pledge :-- Gif hwá þeóf clǽnsian wylle, lecge án .C. tó wedde. Ll. Th. i. 296, 7. 5. lecgan in to put into the possession of, assign to Ðá land ðe hig ðider in lecgeað, Cht, Th. 370, 25 (in Dict.). III. to place, set, apply. 1. to place close to, place on Wið tóþwærce, gebærn hwít sealt, . . . gegníd eal tósomne, lege on, Lch. ii. 50, 23: 64, 1, and often: [Gen. 2336: Rä. 4, 14; Chr. 1083; P. 205, 22 : Gen. 21, 7 in Dict.]. (1 a) to annex, attach :-- Lagiað góde woroldlagan, and lecgað þǽr tóeácan, þæt úre crístendóm fæste stande, Wlfst. 274, 7. 2. to lay before, bring to the notice of, Gen. 31, 37 (in Dict.). 3. with object denoting a member of the body, Rä. 78, 4 (in Dict.). IV. to bring forward as a charge hé móste hine betellan æt ǽlc þǽra þinga þe him man on léde, Chr. 1048; P. 175, 3. V. to impose as a burden, Past. 293, 17: Gú. 685 : Chr. 1052; P. 178, 2 : 1064; P. 190, 24 (in Dict.). VI. to dispose or arrange over a surface. 1. to place in a proper or designed condition Ic lecge grundweall f undo , Ælfc. Gr. Z. 220, 1. Ðǽr mon ðone grundweall on lecgge, Past. 308, 4. Þá hét hé hí bindan and on balcan lecgan, Bt. 16, 2 ; F. 54, 3. 2. to fix as a covering nán scyldwyrhta ne lecge nán scépes fell on scyld, Ll. Th. i. 208, 10. 3. with non-material object, to establish a law, lay down a principle Hé sætte mycel deórfrið, and hé lægde laga þǽr wið, Chr. 1086; P. 221, 6. 4. to direct one's steps, Seef. 57: Gen. 2536: 2400 (in Dict.). (4 a) intrans. (v. N. E. D. lay; 43) on lást lecgan to follow Wesseaxe forð ondlongne dæg on lást legdun láþum þeódum, Chr. 937; P. 108, 3. v. for-lecgan; on-lecgende.
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