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lapian

  • verb [ weak ]
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lapian, p. ode
To lap, lick
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  • Ic lapige

    lambo,

      Ælfc. Gr. 28; Som. 32, 25.
  • Gedó ðonne on glæsfæt and ðonne mid hláfe oððe mid swá hwilcum mete swá ðú wille lapa on

    then put it into a glass vessel, and then, with bread or with whatever food you will, lap it up,

      L. M. 2, 6; Lchdm. ii. 184, 24.
  • Lapien on hunig

    let them lap up honey,

    16.
Etymology
[Cf. Icel. lepja to lap as a dog: O. H. Ger. laffan; p. luof lambere.]
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