lícettan
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lícettan
Add:I. absolute. 1. to dissemble, pretend, be hypocritical Swá bióð ðá ðe hira gód eówiað beforum monnum and hira yfel helað oninnan him selfum: hí lícettað, and woldon lícian for manna eágum útane búton gódum weorcum innane vitiorum mala inius contegunt, humanis vero oculis quorumdam demonstratione operum de solo foris justitiae colore blandiuntur, Past. 449, 10. Cóm Nathan tó cídanne Dáuide, and lícette, suelce hé ymb sumes ðearfan ryht sprǽce, 185, 18. (l a) of specen :-- Mid þý hé geswiperum múðe lícetende ǽrende wrehte cum simulatam legationem ore astuto uolueret, Bd. 2, 9 ; Sch. 146, 25. 2. to carry favour with (?) Hé him sǽde hé ofslóge Saul, and wolde mid þǽre leásunge lícettan wið Dáuid, Hml. S. 12, 250. II. to feign something, 1. with acc. , to present a false appearance of aquality, property, &c. feign humility, & c. Hé lícet mildheortnesse ðǽr ðǽr nán ne bið, Past. 220. 23. Tó ðǽm móde ðe innan bið gnornigende and útan lícet geðyld menti interius dolenti, et sanctam se exterius per patientiam demonstranti, 225, 11. Se góda cræft ðe hé ðǽr lícette virtus oslensa, 222, 3. Swelce hé lícette eáðmétto, and doo ðeáh for gilpe. 51, 3. 2. with acc. and complementary adj. Hí lícettad hie unscyldge they present an appearance of innocence; se hominibus, quod iniqui sunt, tegunt, Past. 439, 20. 3. with a clause, to give to understand what is not the case, to pretend that Mid þǽre híwunga ðe hió lícet hió sié gód, Bt. 20; F. 72, l. Hié lícettað ðæt hié ðæt ðón ðurh eáðmódnesse, Past. 302, 8: 9: 427, 17. Hé lícette hé úþwita wǽre. Bt. 18, 4 ; F. 68, l : Met. 26, 36 : Past. 121, 17. (3 a) not to refrain from showing what is the case, to profess that :-- Hit is micel sceand gif wé nyllad lícittan (-ettan, v. l.) ðæt wé sién ðæt wé sindon nimis turpe est non imilari, quod sumus, Past. 233, 4. with dat. Hé lícett (lícet, v. l. ) wið hié má geférrǽdenne ðóme ealdordonne. Past. 121, 22. III. to produce an unreal appearance Híwunge híwedan, líccettan scenam scematizarunt, An. Ox. 4061. IV. to pretend, bring a false charge Líccitan insimulare. An. Ox. 2944. IV a. to make a false claim :-- Hí lícettaþ hí gelǽstan magon they pretend to be able do what they cannot, Bt. 26, l; F. 90, 16.
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