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fédan

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§5; §129; §240; §530; §643;
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of living creatures.
to give food to (lit. or fig.)
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  • Gif hié mon ongemang ðǽre ðreátunga fét mid sumere heringe,

      Past. 303, 1.
  • Wiþ feóndseócum men, þonne deófol þone monnan féde oððe hine innan gewealde mid ádle,

      Lch. ii. 136, 25.
  • His mæ-acute;gas hine féden, gif hé self mete næbbe. Gif hé mǽgas næbbe, féde cyninges geréfa hine,

      Ll. Th. i. 60, 10-12.
  • Ofætum wére féd

    holusculis vesceretur

    ,
      Hpt. Gl. 494, 50.
  • Seó sául, gif heó ne bið mid Godes worde féded, Bl. H. 57, 11, 10. (1 a) of feeding infants,

    to suckle, nurse :-- Fæddæ hiǽ (Romulus and Remus )

    wylif in
      Rómæcæstri, Txts. 127, 2.
  • Þonne þá wíf heora bearncendon, þonne féddon hié þá mǽdencild, and slógon þá hysecild

    editos mares mox enecant, feminas nutriunt,

      Ors. 1, 10; S. 46, 10.
  • Gemeng ꝥ dúst wiþ wífes meoluc þe wǽpned féde,

      Lch, ii. 338, 8.
  • Unryht gewuna is árisen ꝥ wíf forhicgað heora bearn fédan (

    nutrire), and hí óþrum wífum tó fédanne (ad nutriendum )

    syllað,
      Bd. 1, 27 ; Sch. 80, 9-14.
to put food into the mouth
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  • Bið féd of ungleáunesse

    (os stultorum) pascitur imperitia

    ,
      Kent. Gl. 519.
to feed up, fatten
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  • Foede ł fuglas míne

    altilia

    ,
      Mt. R. 22, 4.
to support, maintain
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  • Fédeþ

    fovet

    ,
      Wrt. Voc. ii. 38, 12.
  • Se Metod eallra gesceafta fét on eorþan ealle grówende westmas and ealle forþbrengþ

    alit ac profert quidquid vitam spirat in orbe

    ,
      Bt. 39, 13; F. 234, 18. ¶
    ¶ Seó cyrice sceal fédan þá þe æt hire eardiaþ, Bl. H. 41, 28.
to bring up the young,
nurture, educate, foster
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  • Éstelíce fram cnihtháde fét

    delicate a pueritia nutrit

    ,
      Kent. Gl. 1076.
  • Hé (Micipsa) hiene (Jugurtha) on his geogoðe underféng, and hiene fédan hét and tyhtan mid his twám sunum

    Jugurtha, Micipsae adoptivus

    ,
      Ors. 5, 7; S. 228, 8.
  • Gyf þú wille fédan cyniges bearn, oððe ǽðeles monnes, geleód hine in þín hús, and féd hine,

      Lch. iii. 178, 11.
  • Þá seó módur onsende on Gallia ríce tó fédanne Dægbrehte þám cyninge

    quos mater misit in Galliam nutriendos regi Daegberecto

    ,
      Bd. 2, 20; Sch. 187, 13.
  • Ðá wæs ic (Bede) seald tó fédanne and tó lǽranne abbude Benedicte datus sum educandus abbati Benedicto, 5, 23; Sch. 694, 23 : Ap. Th. 24, 25. (5 a)

    to rear

    fowls :-- His módor gewunode tó fedenne henna,
      Gr. D. 69, 25.
of things,
to nourish, sustain.
of material things
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  • Bere is swíðe earfoðe tó gearcigenne, and þeáhhwæðere fét ðone mann þonne hé gearo bið,

      Hml. Th. i. 188, 5.
  • Saga mé ðás iiii wæteru ðe ðás eorðan fédað,

      Sal. K. p. 192, 4.
  • Wel fédende mettas

    very nutritious food

    ,
      Lch. ii. 224, 10.
of immaterial things
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  • Seó oferfyll simle fét unþeáwas,

      Bt. 31, 1 ; F. 110, 27.
  • Ǽlc oferfyl and ǽlc ýdel fét unhǽlo,

      Prov. K. 60.
to bring forth
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  • Ðá ðe ne foedað ł ne alað

    quae non parent

    ,
      Lk. L. 11, 44.
intrans.
To graze
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  • Wæs worn berga michil foedende

    erat grex porcorum magnus pascens

    ,
      Mk. L. R. 5, 11.
  • Sunor bergana foedendra,

      Lk. L. 8, 32.
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