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lettan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
lettan, p. te
Wright's OE grammar
§527;
To cause to be slow [læt], to let, hinder, impede, delay
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  • Ne leteþ

    non tricaverit,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 60, 75.
  • Ðæs andwearda wela ámerþ and læt [MS. Cot. let] ða men ðe beóþ átihte tó ðám sóþum gesǽlþum,

      Bt. 32, 1; Fox 114, 3.
  • Ðæt flǽsc oft lett [MS. Hat. lætt] ða geornfulnesse and ðone willan ðæs þeóndan módes hér on worulde. Swǽ swǽ mon oft lett fundiende monnan and his færelt gǽlþ, swá gǽlþ se líchoma ðæt mód,

      Past. 36, 7; Swt. 256, 4-6.
  • Óþ oreldo hí hine hwílum lettaþ

    they sometimes defer it (death) until extreme old age,

      Bt. 41, 2; Fox 246, 10.
  • Ðæt syððan ná brimlíþende láde ne letton

    so that afterwards they did not hinder seafarers from their course,

      Beo. Th. 1142; B. 569.
  • Ac ic ðé hálsige ðæt ðú mé nó leng ne lette

    tu modo quem excitaveris ne moreris,

      Bt. 36, 3; Fox 174, 32.
  • Gyf ðonne ðissa þreóra þinga ǽnig hwylcne man lette, ðæt hine tó ðam fæstene ne onhagie

    if any of these three things hinder any man, so that the fast be inconvenient to him,

      Wulfst. 285, 4.
  • Hwí wille gé lettan úre síþfæt

    why will ye hinder our journey?

      Homl. Th. ii. 336, 11.
  • Wé ðé ðæs nú nellaþ lettan ðæs ðú ǽr geþoht hæfdest

    we will not hinder thee from that which thou didst before purpose,

      Guthl. 5; Gdwin. 30, 24.
Etymology
[O. Sax. lettian: O. Frs. letta: Icel. letja: O. H. Ger. lezjan retardare.]
Similar entries
v. ge-lettan, latian.
Linked entries
v.  ge-lettan.
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