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leccan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
leccan, p. lehte, leohte
Wright's OE grammar
§534;
To moisten, wet
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  • Ic lecce

    rigabo,

      Ps. Spl. 6, 6.
  • Hæglas and snáwas and se oftrǽda rén leccaþ ða eorþan on wintra

    hiemem defluus irrigat imber,

      Bt. 39, 13; Fox 234, 16: Met. Fox 29, 128; Met. 29, 64: Exon. 56 b; Th. 202, 4; Ph. 64.
  • Sumu twigu hé lehte mid wætere

    some twigs he watered,

      Past. 40, 3; Swt. 293, 7.
  • His eágospind mid teárum leohte

    wetted his cheeks with tears,

      Guthl. 20; Gdwin 82, 4.
  • Leohte ðæt líðe land lago yrnende,

      Cd. 12; Th. 13, 30; Gen. 210.
  • Seó wæs wætrum weaht and wæstmum þeaht lagostreámum leoht

    it was refreshed by the waters, covered with various growths, irrigated by running streams,

      91; Th. 115, 21; Gen. 1923.
  • Leccende

    rigans,

      Ps. Surt. 103, 13.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. lekjan; p. lacta rigare, irrigare: Ger. lecken: cf. Icel. leka; p. lak to drip.]
Derived forms
DER. ge-, geond-leccan.
Linked entries
v.  leohte.
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