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métan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
métan, p. te
To paint
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  • Ic méte

    pingo,

    • Ælfc. Gr. 28, 5
    • ;
    • Som. 31, 60.
  • Swá méteras métaþ on anlícnyssan

    as painters paint in likenesses,

    • Wrt. Voc. i. 41, 5.
  • Seó ðe métan sceall

    pictura,

    • Ælfc. Gr. 43
    • ;
    • Som. 45, 3.
  • Métton ofergeweorke

    depicto mausoleo,

    • Coll. Monast. Th. 32, 35.
  • [

    Þeȝȝ haffdenn liccness metedd,

    • Orm. 1047.
Etymology
Cf.
Goth. maitan to cut
:
Icel. meita to cut; meitill a chisel
:
O. H. Ger. meizan to cut; meizil a chisel.
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Similar entries
v. á-, ge-métan, and méting.
Linked entries
v.  métere méting.
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