sprecan
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sprecan
III. a. [For the bracket at Ll. Th. i. 206, 6 substitute : (the claim made on account of the slain thief?s death)] add: where the subject is an agreement, whose terms are stated Ealswá ðá foreward spreocað, C. D. iii. 336, 26. c. add: to speak of Gif hié hwæt swá heálicra yfela on him ongieten ðæt hié hit niéde sprecan scylen si qua valde sunt eorum prava, apud semetipsos dijudicent, Past. 197, 6. Wæs þǽr in þám sprecenan íglande sum mycel hlǽw erat in praefata insula tumulus, Guth. Gr. 117, 6. VI. add: sprecan fore to speak on behalf of Hé bæd mé ðæt ic him wǽre forespeca . . . Ðá spæc ic him fore, and þingade him tó Ælfréde cinge, C. D. ii. 133, 16. v. twi-, -wiþ, -, ymb-sprecan; bufan-sprecen ; sprecende.
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