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lytlian

  • verb [ weak ]
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lytlian, p. ode
To make or to become little, to lessen, diminish
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  • Gidæfnaþ ðæt ih lytlige

    oportet me minui,

      Jn. Skt. Rush. 3, 30.
  • Ðonne lytlaþ him se tóhopa ðe hé hæfde ðá hé synful wæs

    spem, quæ esse potuit de peccatore, subtraxit,

      Past. 58, 10; Swt. 447, 14.
  • Heorte sceal ðé cénre mód ðé máre ðé úre mægen lytlaþ

    heart shall the hardier be, courage the more, the fewer our forces,

      Byrht. Th. 140, 65.
  • Lytlaþ ðæt his anweald and écþ his ermþa

    it lessens his power, and increases his miseries,

      Bt. 29, 1; Fox 102, 19.
  • Drenc ðe lytlaþ ða yfelan wǽtan,

      L. M. 2, 59; Lchdm. ii. 282, 10.
  • Ðonne lyttlaþ hé ðæt fæsten

    tunc breviabit jejunium,

      L. Ecg. P. Add. 19; Th. ii. 234, 18.
  • Cristes lage wanedon and cyninges lage lytledon

    Christ's laws waned, and the king's laws were weakened,

      L. Eth. ix. 37; Th. i. 348, 19.
  • Lytligen ða grambǽran hiera gedréfednesse

    damnent iracundi perturbationem,

      Past. 40, 2; Swt. 291, 2.
  • Willflód ongan lytligan,

      Cd. 71; Th. 85, 11; Gen. 1413.
  • Hý mon sceal lytlian

    they shall be lessened,

      L. M. 2, 1; Lchdm. ii. 178, 12.
  • Se ðe hit þence tó litlianne, gelitlige hine God elmihtig hér on worulde,

      Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iv. 171, 21.
  • Biþ se ece litliende [litligende, MS. B],

      Herb. 3, 3, 4; Lchdm. i. 88, 2, 7.
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