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  • verb [ uncertain ]
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to gladden, make cheerful
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  • Ful oft ðæt gegongeþ, ðætte wer and wíf in woruld cennaþ bearn, and mid bleóm gyrwaþ, tennaþ and tǽtaþ (

    the father and mother try to make the child joyous, to amuse it; Thorpe suggests temiaþ and tǽcaþ ),

    • Exon. Th. 327, 15;
    • Vy. 4.
  • [
    Icel. teita to gladden, cheer; teiti gladsomeness, joy; teitr glad.
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  • tǽtan, v.