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helpan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
helpan, p. healp, pl. hulpon; pp. holpen; v. trans.
Wright's OE grammar
§5; §41; §43; §64; §80; §96; §106; §111; §215; §226; §276; §291; §472; §475; §476; §482; §484; §486; §499;
followed by gen. or dat. To help, aid, assist, succour
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  • Ðú monegum helpst

    thou helpest many,

      Hy. 7, 44; Hy. Grn. ii. 288, 44.
  • Wið fefre hylpþ marubis tó drincanne

    for fever it helps to drink marrubium,

      L. M. 1, 62; Lchdm. ii. 134, 27.
  • Hé helpeþ þearfan

    parcet pauperi,

      Ps. Th. 71, 13.
  • Ðonne helpe gé wel ðám ðe gé lǽraþ gif hí eówre lárum fyligean willaþ

    then do ye well help those whom ye teach, if they will follow your teaching,

      L. I. P. 21; Th. ii. 332, 21.
  • Hé nyle helpan ðæs folces mid ðam ðe God his healp

    ex muneribus quæ perceperit prodesse aliis non curat,

      Past. 5, 2; Swt. 45, 5.
  • Ðonne ðu hulpe mín

    when thou didst help me,

      Ps. Th. 70, 20.
  • Ða steortas hulpan ealle ðæs heáfdes

    all the tails helped the head,

      Shrn. 162, 16: Exon. 27 b; Th. 83, 10; Cri. 1354.
  • Help mín

    help me,

      Ps. Th. 60, 1.
  • God úre helpe. Amen

    may God help us. Amen,

      Swt. A. S. Rdr. 112, 225.
  • Wé on ðisum lífe mágon helpan ðám forþfarenum ðe on wítnunge beóþ

    we in this life may help the departed that are being punished,

      Homl. Th. ii. 356, 11.
  • Wé sceolon earmra manna helpan

    we ought to help poor people,

      442, 14.
  • Helpa

    fovere,

      Rtl. 122, 37.
Etymology
[Chauc. Piers. P. p. halp, help, pl. holpen; pp. holpen: the pp. holpen occurs in the authorized version of the Bible: Goth. hilpan: O. Sax. helpan: O. Frs. helpa: Icel. hjálpa: O. H. Ger. helfan: Ger. helfen.]
Derived forms
DER. á-, ge-helpan.
Linked entries
v.  a-helpan ge-helpan.
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