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læccan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
læccan, læccean; p. læhte; pp. læht
Wright's OE grammar
§55;
To take, grasp, seize, catch, apprehend, capture
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  • Lǽdeþ hine and læceþ and hine geond land spaneþ

    leadeth and taketh him, and through the land lures him,

      Salm. Kmbl. 989; Sal. 496.
  • Hí læccaþ of manna begeatum hwæt hí gefón mágen eallswá gýfre hremnas of holde dóþ

    they seize of men's gettings what they can grasp, just as greedy ravens do from a corpse,

      L. I. P. 19; Th. ii. 328, 4.
  • Hí gærs ǽton georne and ǽlc læhte of óðrum gif hé hwæt litles hæfde

    they eagerly ate grass, and each seized from the other, if he had any little bit,

      Ælfc. T. Grn. 21, 10.
  • Heora ǽgðer uppon óðerne túnas bærnde and eác menne læhte

    in their struggle they burned one another's towns and captured one another's men,

      Chr. 1094 ; Erl. 230, 13.
  • Ðætte ðióstro iuih ne læcga

    ut non tenebræ vos compræhendant,

      Jn. Skt. Lind. 12, 35.
  • Allswǽ tó þeáfe gié foerdon mið suordum and stengum tó læccanne mec

    tam- quam ad latronem existis cum gladiis et lignis comprehendere me,

      Mk. Skt. Lind. 14, 48.
  • Ðæt wíf wearþ ðá læht and gelǽd tó ðam cininge

    sublata est mulier in domum Pharaonis,

      Gen. 12, 15.
Etymology
[Orm. to lacchenn þurrh trapp; bikahht and lahht (pp.): A. R. lecche; p. lahte: O. and N. grine þe for to lacche: Piers P. to lacche foules; p. lauȝte: Gen. and Ex. lagt pp.]
Similar entries
v. ge-læccan.
Linked entries
v.  on-leccan leccan.
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