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under-delfan

  • verb [ strong ]
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to dig under, undermine dig out (lit. or fig.)
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  • Ic underdelfe

    subfodio,

      Ælfc. Gr. 28, 6; Zup. 179, 11.
  • Æt dura hé under-delfeþ (

    suffodiet

    ) fótwylmas ðíne,
      Scint. 196, 8.
  • Ðú beswice oððe underdulfe (

    supplantasti

    ) onárísende on mé under mé,
      Ps, Lamb. 17, 40.
  • Seáþ hé geopnode and hé underdealf ðæne

    lacum aperuit et effodit eum,

      7, 16.
  • Hé nolde geþafigan ðæt man hys hús underdulfe

    non sineret perfodi domum suam,

      Mt. Kmbl. 24, 43: Lk. 12, 39.
  • Hé nolde geþafian ðam þeófe náteshwón ðæt hé underdulfe dígellíce his hús,

      Homl. Ass. 50, 13.
  • Ne beóþ underdolfene ł ne beóþ forscræncte stæpas his non supplantabuntur gressus ejus, Ps. Lamb. 36, 31. ¶ underdelfan

    glosses

    suffocare,
      Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 13, 7, 22: Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 4, 7, 19.
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  • under-delfan, v.