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FÆST

  • adjective
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Grammar
FÆST, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§54; §295; §298; §627;
FAST, fixed, firm, stiff; solid, constant, fortified; fixus, firmus, sŏlĭdus, constans, mūnītus
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  • Ealle mǽst steorran syndfæste on ðam fimamentum

    almost all stars are fixed in the firmament,

    • Bd. de nat. rerum
    • ;
    • Wrt. popl. science 15,
    • 26;
    • Lchdm. iii. 268, 23: Andr. Kmbl. 2983
    • ;
    • An. 1494
    • .
  • Fæste móde

    fixa mente,

    • Bd. 4,
    • 3;
    • S. 569,
    • 14;
    • Exon. 8 a
    • ;
    • Th. 1,
    • 10;
    • Cri. 6
    • .
  • Se wille fæst hús timbrian

    he will build a firm house,

    • Bt. 12
    • ;
    • Fox 36, 7, 10 Cd. 151
    • ;
    • Th. 189,
    • 1;
    • Exod. 178
    • .
  • Mid fæstum geleáfan

    with firm faith,

    • Boutr. Scrd. 20, 27: Cd. 21
    • ;
    • Th. 26,
    • 17;
    • Gen. 408
    • .
  • Ðeós wyrt biþ cenned on fæstum stówum

    this herb is produced on solid places,

    • Herb. 20,
    • 1;
    • Lchdm. i. 114, 12: 45,
    • 1;
    • Lchdm. i. 148,
    • 5.
  • On fæstum landum

    on stiff lands,

    • 36,
    • 1;
    • Lchdm. i. 134,
    • 18.
  • On ðam weorce fæste

    in ŏpĕre isto constantes,

    • Jos. 9,
    • 27.
  • Seó burh wæs fæst

    the city was fortified,

    • Bd. 3,
    • 16;
    • S. 542,
    • 19.
  • Micle burga óþ heofun fæste

    urbes magnæ ad cælum usque mūnītæ,

    • Deut. 1,
    • 28.
  • Fæst innoþ

    restricta alvus,

    • Herb. 1,
    • 12;
    • Lchdm. i. 74,
    • 11.
Etymology
[
Laym. faste, feste:
Orm. fasst:
Plat. fast:
O. Sax. fast:
Frs. O. Frs. fest:
Dut. vast:
Ger. fest:
M. H. Ger. vast, veste:
O. H. Ger. fasti, festi:
Dan. Swed. fast:
Icel. fastr
.]
Linked entries
v.  fæst-land.
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