mǽte
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mǽte
AddHé mót ǽgðer witan ge lǽsse ge mǽre, ge betere ge mǽtre ðæs ðe tó túne belimpð, Angl. ix. 259, 23. Hý getrymedon him word mǽte firmauerunt sibi uerbum malum, Ps. Rdr. 63, 6. Micle ge méttan, C. D. B. iii. 491, 12. Ðá druncengeornan synt micele mǽttran ðonne nýtenu, Hml. A. 145, 27. Swá bióð þá midmestan (mǽstan, v.l.) men onmiddan þám spácan, and þá betran neár þǽre nafe, and þá mǽtran neár ðǽm felgum . . . þá felga longiað on þǽm spácan. . . swá dóð þá mǽtestan (mǽstan, v.l.) men on þǽm midmestum, and þá midmestan on þǽm betstan . . . þá mǽtestan (mǽstan, v.l. ) ealle hiora lufe wenden tó ðisse weorulde, Bt. 39, 7; S. 130, 1-9. [v. N. E. D. meet.] v. byrþen-, pund-, úþ-mǽte.
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