sittan
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sittan
I. AddSwá micle swá sé bið beforan ðe on ðǽm stóle sitt ðǽm óðrum ðe ðǽr ymb stondað, Past. 435, 27. I α. to sit on an animal, to ride :-- Þá hé on þám horse sæt when he was riding on the horse, Bd. 3, 14; Sch. 257, 10. Wearð his hors ofslagen þe hé on sæt the horse he was riding was killed, Chr. 1079; P. 214, 6. Wæs his þeáw hé wolde sittan on þám horse þe hé mihte findan forcúþlocost, Gr. D. 34, 9. Þ úhte unc wit geségon sittan twégen men on twám olfendum and þá efstan mid þǽre mǽstan hrædnesse, Hml. A. 206, 361. Him cóm ongǽn se ealda feónd sittende on ánum múle on lǽces ansýne, Gr. D. 161, 1. I b. add :-- Hié hiene méðigne on cneówum sittende métton, Ors. 3, 9; S. 134, 31. I d. of an animal at rest :-- Geseah hé þǽr ánne pytt and þreó heorda sceúpa sittende (accubantes) wið þone pytt, Gen. 29, 2. II a. add :-- Siþþan sǽton þá Gotan þǽr on lande, Ors. 6, 38; S. 298, 3. Godwine eorl and Harold and seó cwén sǽton on heora áre, Chr. 1052; P. 182, 7. Bútan hié þá burg forléten, and nán ne sǽte hiere x mílum neáh. Ors. 4, 13; S. 210, 22. Gemong him mid sibbe sittan to settle peaceably amongst them, 2, 8; S. 94, 10: 6, 34; P. 290, 23. Þæt folc sum hé þǽr sittan lét, sum þonan ádræfde some of the people he left where they were, some he expelled, 3, 9 ; S. 126, 15. (a 1) :-- His here . . . sum ymb þá burg sæt, Ors. 3, 7; S. 116, 16. Ðǽr se consul on tirde sætt where the consul was encamped, Ors. 4, 10; S. 198, 12. Hí x geár ymbe þá burg (Troy) sittende wǽron and feohtende, 1, 11; S. 50, 13. b. Be blǽdrum ðe on mannes nebbe sittað, Lch. i. 86, 6. III. Addþǽr sæt on þám lande swýðe swýþlic hungor vehemens fames incubuerat, Gr. D. 251, 10. Þǽr on sæt mycel hunger, 145, 5. Heofonflód micel on sæt (set, v. l. ), Bd. 3, 24; Sch. 309, 16. Þeáh ðe him ádl on ne sitte, Hml. Th. i. 614, 16. III a. of an approaching time which hinders action :-- Þone ceorl hí ne mihton byrgan, for þon þe him se ǽfen on sæt (superveniente vespere ), Gr. D. 215, 18. Þá þá seó mætetíd cóm and eallinga seó læteste tíd þæs dæges on sæt cum tempus refectionis incumberet atque dies hora tardior excrevisset, 277, 25. V. AddÐá wæs tú geár h é bysceopsetl swá sæt and heóld duobus annis in episcopatu peractis, Bd. 4, 29; Sch. 526, 19. bysceopsetl sæt and heóld episcopalem cathedram seruat, 5, 12 ; Sch. 632, 5.
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