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LYSTAN

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
LYSTAN, p. te
Wright's OE grammar
§530;
To LIST, cause pleasure or desire [with dat. or acc. of person in whom the feeling is caused, and gen. of the thing, or infin.]
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  • Mé ne lyst

    piget,

      Ælfc. Gr. 33; Som. 37, 23.
  • Mé lyst rǽdan

    lecturio,

      34; Som. 37, 56.
  • Hine ne lyst his willan wyrcean,

      Blickl. Homl. 51, 16.
  • Hú ne biþ ǽlc mon genóg earm ðæs ðe hé næfþ ðonne hit hine lyst habban

    is not every man poor enough as regards that which he has not, when he desires to have it?

      Bt. 26, 1; Fox 92, 2.
  • Ne him nǽfre genóg ne þincþ ǽr hé hæbbe eall ðæt hine lyst,

      33, 2; Fox 124, 7.
  • Wél mé lícode ðæt ðú ǽr sǽdest and ðises mé lyst nú get bet

    I liked well what you said before, and am still better pleased with this,

      35, 4; Fox 162, 3; 34, 6; Fox 142, 12.
  • Ðam men ðe hine ne lyst his metes

    for the man who has no appetite for his food,

      L. M. I, 19; Lchdm. ii. 62, 15.
  • Ðonne hine ǽtes lysteþ,

      Exon. 97 a; Th. 363, 12; Wal. 52: Bt. Met, Fox 10, 27; Met. 10, 14.
  • Se leahtor déþ ðæt ðam men ne lyst nán þing tó góde gedón

    that sin causes a man to have no desire to do anything to good purpose,

      Homl. Th. ii. 220, 22.
  • Him lyste ðǽr on dígolnysse his gebedu begangan,

      Bd. 3, 16; S. 542, 33.
  • Hine lyste mid him etan and drincan

    ipse delectaretur manducare et bibere cum eis,

      5, 5; S. 618, 16: Beo. Th. 3591; B. 1793.
  • Hine nánes þinges ne lyste on ðisse worulde

    he cared for nothing in this world,

      Bt. 35, 6; Fox 168, 12: Bt. Met. Fox 26, 142; Met. 26, 71.
  • Se gesceádwíslíca willa ðæt hine ðara twega lyste

    the rational will which delights in them both,

      Bt. 14, 2; Fox 44, 26: Bt. Met. Fox 10, 2; Met. 10, 1.
  • Hé sceal syllan his gód on ða tíd ðe hine sylfne sélest lyste his brúcan,

      Blickl. Homl. 101, 20.
Etymology
[Cf. Goth. lustón (with gen.) to desire: O. Sax. lustean (acc. of pers., gen. of thing): Icel. lysta (acc. of pers.): O. H. Ger. lustjan (acc. of pers., gen. of thing, or infin.); cf. also lustón to desire: Ger. lüsten (impers.)]
Derived forms
DER. ge-, of-lystan.
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