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be-lífan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
be-lífan, ic -lífe, ðú -lífest, -lífst, he -lífeþ, -lífþ; p. -láf, pl. -lifon; pp. -lifen
Wright's OE grammar
§490;
To remain, abide, to be left; superesse, manere, remanere
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  • Ne se rysel ne belífþ óþ morgen

    nec remanebit adeps usque mane,

      Ex. 23, 18.
  • He ána beláf ðǽr bæfta

    mansit solus,

      Gen. 32, 24 : Ps. Spl. 105, 11.
  • Hí námon ðæt of ðám brytsenum beláf, seofon wilian fulle

    sustulerunt quod superaverat de fragmentis, septem sportas,

      Mk. Bos. 8, 8.
Etymology
[Plat; bliven; p. bléf : Dut. blijven; p. bleef : Ger. bleiben; p. blieb : M. H. Ger. belíben; p. be-leip : O. H. Ger. pi-lípan; p. pi-leip : Dan. blive; p. blev : Swed. blifva, bli; p. blef, ble : in O. Nrs. the word is wanting, as well as in Goth.]
Similar entries
v. lífan.
Linked entries
v.  lífan lífan.
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