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un-dón

  • verb [ anomalous ]
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un-dón, p. -dyde; pp. -dón
To undo.
to undo that which is closed,
to open
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  • Ðá heó ðone windel undyde

    aperiens fiscellam,

      Ex. 2, 6.
  • Ðá undyde hira án his sacc

    aperto sacco,

      Gen. 42, 27.
  • Hé undyde his múð,

      Homl. Th. i. 548, 14.
  • Ðá undydon wé úre saccas

    aperuimus saccos nostros,

      Gen. 43, 21.
  • Ðæt hé undó his eágan, Anglia viii. 317, 5.
to undo that which is bound,
to release,
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  • Beón þreó niht ǽr man ða hand undó,

      L. Ath. i. 23; Th. i. 212, 4.
figurative,
to release, absolve
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  • From allum úsig synnum undó

    ab omnibus nos peccatis absolve,

      Rtl. 42, 3.
  • Ða ðe synna racentég gifæstnigaþ milsa ðínræ árfæstnisse undóe

    quos delictorum catena constringit miseratio tuae pietatis absolvat,

      40, 23.
  • Ðæs on .ix. nihton ðæt wed undó hé mid rihtan gylde

    nine days after let him release the pledge by lawful payment,

      L. O. D. 1; Th. i. 382, 9.
to undo that which closes,
to open a door, etc.
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  • Undóð mé duru sóðfæstra

    aperite mihi portas justitiae,

      Ps. Th. 117, 19: 23, 7.
  • Undónde

    reserando (valvam ),

      Hpt. Gl. 473, 11.
  • Ðá wearþ eft Ianes duru undón (andón, Swt. 254, 17)

    apertus est Janus,

      Ors. 6, 1; Bos. 116, 25.
  • Undónum remmingum

    apertis obstaculis,

      Hpt. Gl. 489, 73.
to undo that which binds or fastens,
to undo a bolt, a knot, etc.
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  • Godes engel undyde ða loco ðæs cwearternes,

      Homl. Th. i. 572, 26.
  • Ic ne am wyrðe ðætte ic undóe (

    soluam

    ) his ðuong scóes,
      Jn. Skt. Lind. 1, 27.
  • Undón (undóa, Lind.) ł loesan þwongas

    soluere corrigiam,

      Mk. Skt. Rush. 1, 7.
to undo what has been done,
to abrogate, destroy,
where the object is material
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  • Ic undóe tempel ðis

    ego dissoluam templum hoc,

      Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 14, 58.
where the object is not material
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  • Ðet hyra nán næ undó ðet ic tó ðám háligum mynstrum gedón hebbe,

      Chart. Th. 232, 28.
  • Ne mæg undóa ða gewriota

    non potest solui scribtura,

      Jn. Skt. Rush. 10, 35.
  • Nællas gié woenæ forðon is cuom tó undóenne (

    solvere

    ) ae,
      Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 5, 17.
  • Ðætte ne sé undóen ae

    ut non soluatur lex,

      Jn. Skt. Lind. Rush. 7, 23.
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