á-fédan
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á-fédan
Add:I. to feed, nourish, support, maintain, 1. of a person that provides food, &c. Hú áfést (pascis ) þú hafocas þíne ? Hí fédaþ hig sylfe and mé on wintra, Coll. M. 25, 37. Áfédde seó wudewe þone wítegan mid ðám melewe, Hml. S. 18, 65. Gif hé ðá móder ðe hine gebær and áfédde nele árwurðian, Hml. Th. ii. 208, 12. Gestreón þanon ic mé áfede (pascam ) and mín wíf and mínne sunu, Coll. M. 27. 21. Hé gyrnde landes hé mihte hine on áfédan, Chr. 1049; P. 168, 17. Áfoedde confoti , Wrt. Voc. ii. 105, 25. 2. of that which produces food Hú þis land mihte þone here áfédan. Chr. 1085; P. 216, 1. 3. of material which is food Manna wæs geháten se heofon-lica mete þe áfédde þæt folc on wéstene. Hml. Th. i. 76, 17. II. to bring forth, produce, 1. of persons Se wífman se hire cild áfédan ne mæg . . . cweþe þás word : ' Þis mé tó bóte þǽre láþan lætbyrde, ' Lch. iii. 68, 18. 2. of plants Mid eallum missenlicum áféddum blóstmum gefrætwod, Bl. H. 7. 31. III. to bring up, nurture Þám gelícost þe sum cyning háte sum wíf dón on carcern, and heó cenne cniht, and sé sý ðǽr áféded oð hé sý twéntigwintre, Wlfst. 3, l. On mínre scóle áféd and gelǽred (nutritus ), Bt. 3, I; F. 4, 19. Áféded on his þénunge nutritus in ejus obsequio , Qr. D. 56, 23. Áféded and gelǽred (nutritus ) fram Anastasie, 48, 21. Seó wæs áféded mid S Agnan, Shrn. 57, 32. Hié . . . þe an ánum hiéréde wǽron áfédde and getýde, Ors. 3, 11; S. 152, 29. Geonge menn gif hí beóð yfle áfédde si male nutriantur , Gr. D. 289, 2. IV. In Ps. L. 48, 15 áfédan glosses depascere Ðeáþ áfédeþ hig mars depascet eos.
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