spédan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spédan
p. de To speed, have success, succeed in doing something Eów betere is ðæt gé ðisne gárrǽs mid gafole forgyldon ... ne þurfe wé ús spillan gif gé spédaþ tó dam (cf. Gif hé ne geþeó búton tó healfre híde if he succeeds in obtaining no more than a half hide, Ll. Th. i. 188, 1) for you is it better to buy off this attack ... We need not destroy one another, if you succeed in doing this, Byrht. Th. 132, 51; By. 34. [Swá hé spédde, swá him Crist húðe, swá þet inn Hé spédde litel, and be gode rihte, for hé wæs án yuel man, 1140; Erl. 265, 17. His broþer heo him wolde binimen, ah he ne mihte speden, Laym. 403. He wollde winnenn Crist alls he wann Eve and Adam ȝiff þatt he mihhte spedenn, Orm. 12317. O. H. Ger. gi-spuotón accelerare. v. á-, ge-spédan.
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