FÆST
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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FÆST
adj. FAST, fixed, firm, stiff; solid, constant, fortified; fixus, firmus, sŏlĭdus, constans, mūnītus Ealle mǽst steorran synd fæste on ðam fimamentum almost all stars are fixed in the firmament, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 15, 26; Lchdm. iii. 268, 23: Andr. Kmbl. 2983; An. 1494. Fæste móde fixa mente, Bd. 4, 3; S. 569, 14; Exon. 8 a; Th. 1, 10; Cri. 6. Se wille fæst hús timbrian he will build a firm house, Bt. 12; Fox 36, 7, 10 Cd. 151; Th. 189, 1; Exod. 178. Mid fæstum geleáfan with firm faith, Boutr. Scrd. 20, 27: Cd. 21; Th. 26, 17; Gen. 408. Ðeós wyrt biþ cenned on fæstum stówum this herb is produced on solid places, Herb. 20, 1; Lchdm. i. 114, 12: 45, 1; Lchdm. i. 148, 5. On fæstum landum on stiff lands, 36, 1; Lchdm. i. 134, 18. On ðam weorce fæste in ŏpĕre isto constantes, Jos. 9, 27. Seó burh wæs fæst the city was fortified, Bd. 3, 16; S. 542, 19. Micle burga óþ heofun fæste urbes magnæ ad cælum usque mūnītæ, Deut. 1, 28. Fæst innoþ restricta alvus, Herb. 1, 12; Lchdm. i. 74, 11. [Laym. faste, feste: Orm. fasst: Plat. fast: O. Sax. fast: Frs. O. Frs. fest: Dut. vast: Ger. fest: M. H. Ger. vast, veste: O. H. Ger. fasti, festi: Dan. Swed. fast: Icel. fastr.]
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