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heáwan

  • verb
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Wright's OE grammar
§76; §172; §264; §518;
Add:: — Heáweð secate,
    An. Ox. 56, 32.
intrans.
To strike with a cutting weapon, deal blows
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  • Hí on healfa gehwone heáwan þóhton,

      B. 800.
trans.
To strike forcibly with a cutting weapon, to hack, gash
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  • Me (

    Christ

    ) on beáme beornas sticedon gárum on galgum, heów se giunga þǽr (cf. unus militum lancea latus eius aperuit,
      Jn. 19, 34), Sat. 511.
  • Hine heówon hǽðene scealcas and bégen þá beornas þe him big stódon,

      By. 181.
  • Hí heówan heaþolinde hamora láfan,

      Chr. 937 ; P. 106, 14.
  • Ðeáh þe láðra fela ðínne byrnhomon billum heówan,

      Vald. 1, 17.
to shape with a cutting implement, Bd. 4, 11 ; Sch. 407, 21 (
in Dict.).
to hew, fell wood
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  • Hí slógon þá crístenan . . . swá swá mann wudu hýwð,

      Hml. S. 28, 69.
to cut off, sever a part from the whole by a blow: — Sume heówun (
caedebant) þǽra treówa bógas, Txts 21, 8.
to form by hewing
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  • Deórhege heáwan,

      Ll. Th. i. 432, 15 : Angl. ix. 262, 8.
Similar entries
v. á-heáwan, be-heáwan, for-heáwan, ge-heáwan, tó-heáwan
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