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be-stelan

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Dele translation of passage from Chronicle, and add:
to rob
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  • Móde bestolene,

      Rä. 12, 6. v. bi-stelan in Dict.
to go secretly, stealthily, to steal,
with reflexive pronoun
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  • Hé árás, and bestæl hine tó him and forcearf his mentles ǽnne læppan

    occulte surrexit, et oram chlamydis ejus abscidit,

      Past. 197, 21.
  • Se here hiene on niht up bestæl, Chr. 865 ; P. 68, ii. Hé hiene áweg bestæl, Ors. 5, 2 ; S. 218, 31. (1a)

    to steal away from (dat. )

    :-- Hiene bestæl se here intó Werhám Wesseaxna fierde . . . hié hié nihtes bestǽlon þǽre fierde,
      Chr. 876; P. 74, 7-11.
without pronoun
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  • Bistilð sió slǽwd on ús

    mentis desidia furtim torpore mactatur,

      Past. 283, 3.
  • Hé bestæl út mid his stæfe hoppegende,

      Hml. S. 21, 417.
  • Se þearfa bestæl in tó Martine,

      31, 910.
  • Bestæl (-steal) se here úp fram scipon,

      Chr. 1004; P. 135, 27.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. be-steal.]
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