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lícettan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
lícettan, p. te
Wright's OE grammar
§259; §657;
To feign, pretend, profess falsely, simulate
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  • Forðam seó orsorge wyrd simle líhþ and lícet ðæt mon scyle wénan ðæt beó is sió sóþe gesǽlþ

    illa [prospera fortuna] enim specie felicitatis, cum videtur blanda, mentitur,

      Bt. 20; Fox 70, 30.
  • Oft ða unþeáwas leógaþ and lícettaþ ðæt hí síen góde þeówas

    plerumque vitia virtutes se esse mentiuntur,

      Past. 20; Swt. 149, 2.
  • Hé lícette hine selfne ðæt hé wǽre ungeleáffull

    in se personam infidelium transfigurans,

      16, 2; Swt. 101, 8.
  • Job lícette ðæt hé sceolde bión se héhsta god

    Jove feigned to be the supreme god,

      Bt. 28, 1; Fox 194, 13.
  • Lícetton

    scemmatizarunt,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 84, 49.
  • Ðá lícettan hí fleám beforan him

    simulantibus fugam hostibus,

      Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 19.
  • Ðæt is wísdóm ðæt wís man lícette dysig

    it is wisdom for a wise man to feign folly,

      Prov. Kmbl. 37.
  • Ðeáh hé líccete untrymnesse,

      Ps. Th. 40, 9.
  • Nelle wé mid leásungum ðyllíc líccetan

    we will not feign such things with falsehoods,

      Homl. Skt. pref. 49.
  • Monige sint ðe mon sceal wærlíce lícettan

    nonnulla prudenter dissimulanda sunt,

      Past. 21, 1; Swt. 151, 13.
  • Biþ gód tó licettanne suelce hé hit nyte

    it is good to make as if he did not know it,

      151, 9.
  • Líccettende

    scemmatizans,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 94, 70.
  • Ðus mid wordum líccetende

    offering the following pretext,

      Homl. Th. i. 400, 18.
  • [O. H. Ger. líhizan simulare, fingere].
Similar entries
v. ge-, leás-lícettan.
Linked entries
v.  líccettan.
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