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hebban

  • verb
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Wright's OE grammar
§47; §55; §128; §231; §258; §272; §295; §297; §510;
Add: A weak past hefde occurs with dat. Hml. S. 8, 212.
trans.
to raise material to a higher level or
towards a vertical position
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  • Se esne his ágen hrægl ofer cneó hefað,

      Rä. 45, 5.
  • Hine gelæhte án hors mid tóðum and hefde him upp,

      Hml. S. 8, 212.
  • Hyse hóf his ágen hrægl hondum úp,

      Rä. 55, 3.
  • Þecene hebban,

      46, 2.
  • Geworhton mé (

    the cross) feóndas him tó wæfersýne, héton mé heora wergas hebban, Kr. 31. (1 a) to lift up what is to be borne out :-- Ðonne hí hebbað (hæbbað, v. l. elevent )

    ðá earce úp,
      Past. 173, 4.
  • Hié hófan þá bǽre and hié bǽron mid heora handnm, Bl. H. 149, 20. (1 b) to lift what is to be used, lift a weapon,

    raise

    a standard :-- Hé bord ongeán hefeð, háligne scyld,
      Jul. 386.
  • Hófon herecyste hwíte linde, segnas on sande,

      Exod. 301.
  • Hwate weras hófon herecombol,

      El. 25.
  • Ic gefrægn módes rófan hebban herebýman,

      Exod. 99.
  • Sceal gár wesan monig . . . hæfen on handa,

      B. 3023.
  • Hafen, 1290.
  • Wæs þúf hafen, segen for sweótum, El. 123. (1 c) where part of the body is moved,

    to lift the hand, head, eye, &c :-- Ðonne hé hóf his hond upp tó hiofonum, ðonne hófon ðá deór fótas (fét, v. l. )

    upp,
      Shrn. 72, 6.
  • Mið hebbendum upp égum

    eleuatis sursum oculis,

      Jn. L. 11, 41. ¶ in
    figurative expressions where feeling is symbolized by such action :-- Hí heora heáfod wið þé hófan swíðe, Ps. Th. 82, 2.
  • Cf. horn hebban,

      Ps. Th. 148, 14 : Past. 425, 22.
In various figurative expressions.
to raise, lift up the voice, give utterance to words,
make a sound
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  • Wé hófan lofsonga word,

      Sat. 154.
  • Cleopa, hefe úp ðíne stefne suá bíme

    quasi tuba exalta vocem tuam,

      Past. 91, 19 : Wlfst. 283, 1. [Þæt hé
    ] hófe háligu word, Dan. 543.
  • Wæs lof hafen . . . hí Fæder weorðodon, and þone Sunu wordum heredon,

      El. 890 : Jul. 693.
  • Wæs wóp hæfen, hlúd heriges cyrm,

      Án. 1157: Gú. 233.
to raise in position, or in well-being,
to exalt, elevate
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  • Ábíd Dryhten and [hé] hefeð úp (

    exaltabit

    ) ðé þæt ðú ineardie eorðan,
      Ps. V. 36, 34.
  • Hí hófun Pendan suna tó cynincge

    leuato in regem filio Pendan,

      Bd. 3, 24 ; Sch. 314, 21.
  • Tó ðǽm ðæt hí hí hæbben (áhebben, v. l.) ofer ðá ðe hié heora sellað

    ne super eos se, quibus terrena largiuntur, extollant,

      Past. 319, 17.
  • Hád tó hebban swá heofonsteorran,

      Az. 37.
  • Tó hebbanne,

      Dan. 321.
to extol, exalt
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  • Hí heað and hebbað þone hálgan blǽd,

      Sch. 42.
  • Hebbað úrne God

    exaltate Dominum,

      Ps. Th. 98, 10.
to set up, institute. Cf. rǽran
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  • Hí feóndscype rǽrdon, hófon hǽðengield,

      Jul. 15.
to raise a question,
bring up a case
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  • Wolde se cing ðá spǽce beforan eallon his witan úp hebban,

      C. D. iii. 315,
to direct the mind to a lofty object
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  • Dó þínes scealces sáwle blíðe, for ðon ic hí tó ðé hebbe

    ad te animam meam levavi,

      Ps. Th. 85, 3.
  • Tó ðé ic hóf sáwle míne,

      Ps. Srt. 85, 4.
  • Hebbað eówer mód tó him,

      Bt. 42; F. 258, 22.
to lift and carry, bear to or from
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  • Þá apostolas hófon Marian líchoman úp and hine ásetton on neorxna wanges gefeán,

      Bl. H. 157, 33.
  • Hófon hine wítigan úp tó éðle,

      Sat. 460.
  • Hý hine hófun on þá heán lyft,

      Gú. 383.
  • Him wæs hafen beód tó,

      Bd. 3, 6; Sch. 209, 13.
intrans.
To rise, mount
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  • Hé stah úp tó ðam stépele and of ðam stépele hóf upp on lyfte, swylce hé wolde wið þæs heofones weard,

      Wlfst. 100, 3.
  • Hefe úp ofer heofenas

    exaltare super caelos,

      Ps. Srt. 56, 6, 12.
Similar entries
v. á-hebban, æt-hebban, ge-hebban, in-hebban, ofer-hebban, oferá-hebban, on-hebban, oþ-hebban, under-hebban.
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