dǽd-bót
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dǽd-bót
penitence, penance. AddHí clipodon tó Gode mid sóðre dǽdbóte, Ælfc. T. Grn. 6, 24. Bútan hé mid fulre dǽdbóte his ungeþanc gebéte si non cum satisfactione emendaverit, R. Ben. 21, 6. Þá men þe dǽdbóte underfóð for hefelicum gyltum homines qui poenitentiam pro gravibus peccatis suscipiunt; Ll. Th. ii. 174, 17. Hreówe and dǽdbóte dón þæs mycclan yfeles and mánes, Bl. H. 79, 5.
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