libban
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Take here lifian in Dict. , and add: I. to be alive, have life Þú eart swlþe gesélig nú þú gít liofost and eart hál. Hwæt, þæt is sió méste ár deáðlicra manna þæt hié libban and sién hále, Bt. 10; F. 28, 24 — 27. Ic wát þæt nán swá gód man ne leofað swá hé is, Ors. 5, la ; S. 242, 33. Wé þe lybbað (lifgeað, Ps. Vos. , lifgað, Ps. Srt. ) nos qui vivimus, Ps. Rdr. 113, 18. Seó orþung . . . is seó lyft þe wé on libbað . . . ; swá swá fixas cwelað gyf hí of wætere beóð, swá eác cwelð ǽlc eorðlic líchama gif hé byð ðǽre lyfte bedǽled, Lch. iii. 272. 22-27. Heora ná má ne lifde, Ors. 3, 11; S. 152, 15. Ǽlces libbendes monnes mód, Bt. 31, 2 ; F. 112, 25. I a. to remain alive after risk of death, bf. saved from death :-- Hé sceal fleón . . . and libbe, Past. 167, 3. Ðæt hé fleó tó ðára burga ánre, ðæt hé on sumre ðára weorðe genered, ðæt hé móte libban, 166, 18. Hió is án lytel and ðeáh ic mæg ðǽron libban modica est, et tiivet anima mea in ea, 399, 24. Tó tácne þæt hié óþer woldon, oþþe ealle libban oþþe ealle licgean, Ors. 3, 10; S. 138, 32. I b. fig. of things :--- II. to supply oneself with food, feed, subsist (lit. or fig.) Þá gástlican láre . . . þe fire saul big leofaþ and féded bið, Bl. H. 57, 9. Sume hí leofodon be ofete and wyrtum, Hml. Th. i. 546, 4. III. to procure oneself the means of subsistence Hí be heora ágenum handgewinne lifigeað (lifiað, v. l.) proprio labore manuum vivunt, Bd. 4, 4; Sch. 371, 7. Þás eorþan þe ealle cwice wyhta bí libbað terra hoec in qua vivimus, Ors. 2, l ; S. 20. Sume leofodon be ágenum geswince. Hml. Th. i. 546, 4. Ðá beóð bútan ierre ðe be hiera giefum libban sculon sine ofensione perdurant qui ex aliens dispensatione subsistunt, Past. 321, 5. IV. to pass life in a specified fashion, indicated by an adv. , adverbial phrase, or adj. or complementary subst. 1. with regard to conduct Sé þe ungereclíce liofaþ, Bt. 36, 6; F. 182, 21 : Past. 61, 7. Ðá gelǽredan ðe swá nylhð libban swá hié on bócum leornedon . . . hié on óðre wísan libbað, on ððre hí lǽrað, 29, 18-25. Hié on-'wóh libbað, 109, 21. Hé wel libbe, 193, 22. Wille ic pound; þá Godes þeówas. . . libban clǽnan lífe, Ll. Th. ii. 272, 16. Ic wilnode weorþfullíce tó libbanne, Bt. 17; F. 60, 15. Tó libbenne (-anne, v. l. ), Past. 61, 19. 2. with regard to personal conditions. a. with adv. or adv. phrase Þá þe sóftor libbaþ, Bt. 39, 10; F. 288, 17. An hwelcum brocum þá lifdon þe ǽr him wǽron, Ors. 3, 9; S. 136, 20. b. with adj. or compl. sbst. tácen þ hé cwaciende and geómerigende and woriende and útlaga leofode symle ofer eorþan ipsum signum quod tremens et gemens vagus et profugus semper viveret, Angl. vii. 32, 308. 3. with regard to the rule or principle, or to the object and purpose of one's life Ǽlc ídel mon liofað æfter his ágnum dóme, Past. 283, 21. Hí libbað óðrum monnum, and cwelað him selfum, 449, 19. Wé úres flǽsces lustum ne libben, 43, II. Ðæt hié scylen be hira rǽdum libban, 319, 22. V. with cognate object Lifde hé his líf f on micelre eáðmódnesse duxit uitam in magna humilitatis perfectione, Bd. 3, 275 Sch. 322, 3. Diácon þe regollíf libbe, Ll. Th. i. 344, 21. VI. to continue in life, be alive for a longer or shorter time, have one's life prolonged :-- Ða hwlle þe hí libbaþ, Bt. 37, 3 ; F. 192, 7. Hé leofode swá lange man his cynn nyste, Angl. vii. 44, 417. Hié twégen þe þǽr longest lifdon, Ors. 3, ll ; S. 152, 23. Gif Eádwald leng lifige ðonne Cyneðrýð, C. D. i. 296, 6. Embe twelf mónaþ sé þe lifge, hé betre sý þonne hé nú is. Bl. H. 131, 5. Gif hé móste þá gýt twá geár libban if he could have lived two years more, Chr. 1086 ; P. 220, 27. VI a. said of Deity and spirits Ðǽr Drihten leofaþ á búton ende on écnesse, Bl. H. 83, 3. Sé þe leofað on écnesse gesceóp ealle ðing, Angl. vii. 10, 96. Beón gehiérsume ðǽm ðe úre gǽsta Fæder bið wið dǽm ðæt wé móten libban on écnesse, Past. 255, 9. Hú ne witon wé Å ealle men líchomlíce sweltaþ, and þeáh seó sáwl bið libbende, Bt. 18, 4; F. 68, 13. ¶ of man before the fall :-- Tóó VII. to continue in the memory of men :-- Þæt lifigende vivacem (Ceciliae vivacem condere laudem. Aid. 182, 24), Wrt. Voc. ii. 94, 45. VIII. to make one's abode, reside :-- Þám cynnum Scotta and Pehta, on þám hé on ellþeódignesse lifde (in yuibus exulabat), Bd. 3, 27 ; Sch. 322, 11. v. mis-libban, ofer-libban ; un-libbende, wel-libbende, yfel-libbende.
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