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lemian

  • verb [ weak ]
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lemian, p. ede
To lame, cripple, enfeeble, strike[?]
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  • Swá wildu hors ðonne wé hié ǽresð gefangnu habbaþ wé hié stráciaþ mid brádre handa and lemiaþ

    equos indomitos blanda pries manu tangimus,

      Past. 41, 4; Swt. 303, 11.
  • Hine sorhwylmas lemedon [MS. lemede] tó lange

    the waves of care had crippled him too long,

      Beo. Th. 1814; B. 905.
Etymology
[Icel. lemja to beat so as to lame or disable, to suppress: O. H. Ger. lemian debilitare: Ger. lähmen.]
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