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líðan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
líðan, p. láð
Wright's OE grammar
§126; §133; §225; §226; §239; §491;
To go [generally by sea], sail
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  • Ic tólíðe, ic líðe

    applicabo,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 4, 54.
  • Monnum biþ gewunelíc ðæt hí líðaþ ðonne [ǽrra Líða,

    June

    ] on sǽs bryme, Shrn. 88. 1.
  • Ða ðe sǽ séceaþ mid scipe líðaþ

    qui descendunt mare in navibus,

      Ps. Th. 106, 22.
  • Hé ofer sǽ láð in Gallia ríce

    navigavit Galliam,

      Bd. 3, 19; S. 550, 1: Shrn. 60, 5.
  • Se cyning sylfa and se hálga bisceop líðan on ðæt eálond

    rex ipse cum sanctissimo antistite insulam navigavit,

      Bd. 4, 28; S. 606, 12.
  • Nú is ðon gelícost swá wé on laguflóde ofer cald wæter ceólum líðan,

      Exon. 20 a; Th. 53, 18; Cri, 852.
  • Líðan cymeþ

    comes sailing,

      Exon. 90 b; Th. 340, 11; Gn. Ex. l09: 108 b; Th. 415, 23; Rä. 34, 1: Andr. Kmbl. 512; An. 256: Bt. Met. Fox 26, 119; Met. 26, 60.
  • Liðendum wuda

    a ship,

      Exon. 103 b; Th. 392, 9; Rä. 11, 5.
  • Ða líðende land gesáwon

    those sailing saw land,

      Beo. Th. 447; B. 221.
  • Ðá wæs sund liden

    then was the sea passed [cf. Icel. líða as a transitive verb ],

      Beo. Th. 452; B. 223.
  • Dóhtor mín eácen up liden

    my daughter, great and grown up[?],

      Exon. l09 a; Th. 416, 13; Rä. 34, 11.
Etymology
[Goth. ga-leiþan: O. Sax. líðan: Icel. líða: O. H. Ger. ga-lídan peregrinari, cedere, evanescere.]
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