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  • verb [ weak ]
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styntan, p. te
To make or to become dull; hence to stint:?-Styntid hebetat,
    Wrt. Voc. ii. 110, 36.
[In later English the verb is found transitive and intransitive þe qual gon to stunte,
    Laym. 31891.
Menn sholldenn stinntenn to þewwtenn,
    Orm. 12844.
Þe ueorde hweolp is Idelnesse, þet is, hwo se stunt mid alle (is utterly inactive ),
    A. R. 202, 10.
Ystunt (dulled ) is al my syht; This day me thuncheth nyht . . . Stunt is all my plawe,
    Rel. Ant. i. 123, 18, 39 (14th cent.).
God gan stable and stynte, Piers P. 1, 120. Of this cry they nolde neuere stenten,
    Chauc. Kn. T. 45.
The preyere stynte, 1563. Styntyn̄ of werkynge or mevynge pauso, desisto; styntyn̄ or make a thynge to secyn of hys werke or mevynge obsto,
    Prompt. Parv. 475-6.
Icel. stytta to shorten.]
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v. ā-, for-styntan; stunt.
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v.  stintan stunt.
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