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þeótan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
þeótan, and þútan; p. þeát, pl. þuton.
Wright's OE grammar
§493;
to howl like a wolf
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  • Wulf ðýtt

    lupus ululat,

      Ælfc. Gr. 22; Zup. 129, 1.
  • Hwílum hí ðuton eall swá wulfas,

      Shrn. 52, 29: Bt. 38, 1; Fox 194, 36.
  • Sume hí tó wulfum wurdon ... hió þióton ongunnon,

      Met. 26, 80.
  • Ðeótende swá swá wolf,

      Homl. Th. i. 374, 9.
  • Hwílum swá swá þeótende wulf, hwílum swá beorcende fox,

      Shrn. 141, 12.
of other sounds
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  • Þeótende

    murmurans,

      Germ. 399. 417.
  • Hlówende, þútende

    bombosa,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 126, 51.
  • Ðære þútendan

    bombose,

      11, 71.
  • Him on gafol forlét ferðfriþende feówer wellan scíre sceótan on gesceap þeótan (

    or gesceapþeótan. ? v. gesceap, III, and þeóte. The passage describes a calf sucking from its mother; if þeótan is an infinitive, it must refer to the sound made by the milk coming from the teat, but perhaps gesceap-þeóte may be a compound noun meaning the teat ),

      Exon. Th. 420, 2; Rä. 39, 4.
Etymology
[Bigunnen to þeoten and to ȝellen alle þe untrume weren, Marh. 22, 29. Wummone wroð is wuluene ... ne deð heo bute þeoteð, A. R. 120, 12. ȝeinde ȝurinde & þeotinde wið reowfule reames queruloso gemitu deplorantes, Kath. 161. Giff mann wollde tælenn þatt, and hutenn hire & þutenn, Orm. 2034. O. H. Ger. diozan stridere, fremere, strepere, mussare: Icel. þjóta to whistle (of the wind, etc.), to howl (of a wolf), to rush: Dan. tude to howl. Cf. Goth. þut-haurn, -haurnjan.]
Similar entries
v. á-þeótan; ge-þeót, -þot, and next word.
Linked entries
v.  a-þeótan þoterian þútende ge-þot.
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