nídan
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nídan
Add:I. to exercise constraint or compulsion upon one Hié in hátheortnisse néddun (conpulerent) mec, Ps. Srt. ii. 193, 38. Hé nó æt ne cume, ðeáh hiene mon niéde, Past. 59, 10. I a. to force in a particular direction, for a particular object :-- Ná án gódu gehealt, ac heó áweg nýt (repellit) wyþerwerde, Scint. 13, 10. His ealdormen niéddon hí æfter (v. æfter; I. 6) gafole, and micel geflit hæfdon propter avaritiam Maximi ducis in arma surgentes, Ors. 6. 34; S. 290, 24. II. to force to something. 1. withand noun Hé nǽnigne nýdde tó Crístenum þeáwe nullum cogebat ad Christianismum, Bd. 1, 26; Sch. 59, 5. Hí hiene niéddon tó leornunga, þéh hé gewintred wǽre, Ors. 6, 31; S. 284, 21. 2. with dat. infin. Hié hié selfe nídað (niédað, v. l. ) tó healdonne swígean, Past. 271, 16. Stinge him mon feþere on múð, néde hine tó spíwanne, Lch. ii. 286, 17. [3) with clause :-- Þone hié nǽddun hé bére his róde hunc angariaverunt ut tolleret crucem ejus, Mt. R. 27, 32. [v. N. E. D. need to constrain.] v. for-nídan.
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