hæft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hæft
es; m. I. a band, fetter; vinculum Bútan hæftum without bonds, Salm. Kmbl. 823; Sal. 411 : Cd. 222; Th. 291, 8; Sat. 427. Tó hæftum geferian to bring into bonds, 216, Th. 274, 2; Sat. 148 : 215; Th. 270, 17; Sat. 92. Of hæftum lǽdan to bring out of captivity, 224; Th. 296, 20; Sat. 505 : 225; Th. 299, 21; Sat. 553. II. captivity, bondage, imprisonment, keeping; captivitas, custodia Is ðes hæft tó ðan strang this imprisonment is so severe, Elen. Kmbl. 1403; El. 703 : Cd. 171; Th. 215, 15; Exod. 583. Hé betǽhte hine on ðam hæfte sixtyne cempum tó healdenne he committed him to the keeping of sixteen soldiers to hold, Homl. Th. ii. 380, 29. Hé of hæfte áhlód folces unrím from captivity he drew forth people numberless, Exon. 16 a; Th. 35, 34; Cri. 568 : Andr. Kmbl. 2797; An. 1401 : 2938; An. 1472. Him on hæft nimeþ takes into bondage to him, 11 b; Th. 16, 29; Cri. 260 : 41 a; Th. 138, 1; Gú. 569 : Cd. 189; Th. 235, 16; Dan. 307 : Chr. 1036; Erl. 164, 31. In hæftum in custodias, Lk. Skt. Lind. 21, 12. [Icel. haft, hapt; n. a bond, chain : O. H. Ger. haft; m : Ger. haft; m. clasp, rivet : haft; f. imprisonment.]
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