of-beátan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
of-beátan
p. -beót; pp. -beáten To kill by beating, to beat to death, to beat to pieces Wé hit uneáþe mid ísernum hamerum ofbeóton quam ferreis vix comminuimus malleis, Nar. 21, 6. Claudium mid saglum ofbeótan they beat Claudius to death with clubs, Ors. 2, 6; Swt. 88, 26. Ðæt hí ofbeátun ut trucident, Ps. Lamb. 36, 15. Hét se cásere ðone cempan mid saglum ofbeátan, Homl. Skt. i. 5, 455. Mid billum ofbeátan, Met. 9, 30. Sume wǽron mid wǽpnum ofslagene óðre mid swipum ofbeátene some were slain with weapons, others scourged to death, Homl. Th. i. 542, 27.
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