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bæftan

  • preposition
  • adverb
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Wright's OE grammar
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prep.
local
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  • Hé hine scét bæftan his bæce Hml. S. 18, 336.
  • Bæftan þǽre healle,

      36, 97.
  • Oft cymð sé bæftan ús þe ús forestæpð,

      Hml. Th. ii. 82, 17.
marking inferiority
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  • Nis heora nán máre þonne óðer, ne nán lǽssa ðonne óðer; ne nán beforan óðrum ne nán bæftan óðrum,

      Hml. Th. i. 287, 5.
adv.
behind,
in contrast with
before (lit. or fig.)
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  • Ic geseah þone bæftan þe mé geseah

    I saw him behind that saw me,

      Gen. 16, 13.
  • Ne ǽnig man óþerne bæftan ne tǽle

    let not any man backbite other,

      Wlfst. 70, 14.
  • Ælc óðerne bæftan werige,

      Ll. Th. ii. 316, 19.
  • Hé wearð gebunden bæftan tó his bæce,

      Hml. S. 31, 155.
in contrast with advance along with, as in to leave
behind
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  • Þá tungelwítegan férdon, and þá bóceras bæftan belifon,

      Hml. Th. i. 108, 11: Chr. 1050; P. 169, 20.
  • Hé lét þǽr bæftan Titum and forð seglode,

      Hml. A. 190, 274.
after
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  • Þára noman hér stondað áwritene bæftan,

      C. D. B. ii. 267, 12.
  • v. hér-bæftan, be-æftan.
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  • bæftan, prep.; adv.