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ídlian

  • verb [ weak ]
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ídlian, p. ode
To become vain or idle, come to nought, to make vain or empty
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  • Him hyge brosnaþ ídlaþ þeódscype

    their mind corrupts, discipline comes to nought,

      Exon. 81 a ; Th. 304, 13; Fä, 69.
  • Ídlodon on ídelnyssum heora

    irritaverunt in vanitatibus suis,

      Cant. Moys. ad. fil. 21.
  • Wæs ídlod

    cassaretur,

      Hpt. Gl. 515.
  • Ídelude

    exinanita,

      Ps. Spl. T. 74, 8.
Etymology
[Cf. O. H. Ger. ki-ítallant adnullabunt : Ger. ver-eiteln.]
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