be-settan
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be-settan
Add:I. to set, place, 1. with on, a. to put one thing in another Ic on besette insero, Ælf. Gr. Z. 166, 3. God ðá sáwle beset on ðone líchaman, Hml. Th. i. 292, 31. He him sawle on besett, ii. 206, 25. þá hé on his geleáffulra heortan beset, 524, 12. b. to place hope, reliance on, inflict persecution on Deófol Godes gecorenum éhtnysse on besett, Hml. Th. ii. 200, 10. Wé besettað úrne hiht on eów, i. 24, 2. Hí heora hiht on þissum lífe besettað, 172, 14. Ealne módes hiht on God sylfne besette man, Wlfst. 75, 5. On besettan inpingere. An. Ox. 4229. 2. with tó, to apply Nylle gé heortan tó besettan (apponere), Ps. L. 61, 11. II. to surround: — þ ǽt. líc læg mid mannum besett. Hml. Th. ii. 346, 5. His líc læg ealle þá niht inne beset, 348, 19. Wítum besette on helle, Wlfst. 145, 31. II a. to besiege Gé beóð lange inne besette, Deut. 28, 53. III. to set with something inserted Hé eall wæs beset mid heora scotungum, Hml. S. 32, 117. Hié wǽron ymb eal útan mid eágum besett, Past. 195, 19. [Goth. bi-satjan : O. H. Ger. pi-sezzen.]
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