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be-æftan

  • preposition
  • adverb
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prep.
local,
in contrast with
before
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  • Hé hæfde þriddan dǽl his firde beæftan him,

      Ors. 1, 12; S. 52, 33.
in contrast with
advance along with
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  • Hé forlét hundeahtatig þúsenda beæftan him,

      Ors. 2, 5; S. 78, 17: 5, 12; S. 240, 3.
figurative
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  • Ic forlǽte mínne ágene wyllan beæftan mé for nytnesse mínra freónda

    voluntatem meam postpono utilitati proximorum,

      Gr. D. 259, 16.
adv.
behind,
in contrast with
before,
local
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  • Tó þǽm folce þe þǽr beæftan wæs,

      Ors. 1, 12; S. 52, 35.
  • Mé wæs se súðerne wind beæften,

      Hml. A. 193, 24.
figurative
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  • Lǽten hí ðæt líf ðæs mægðhádes beforan ðǽm óðrum and hine selfne biæftan,

      Past. 409, 26.
in contrast with
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  • Micel þæs heres þe mid hiere beæftan wæs

    reliquae relictae cum regina,

      Ors. 1, 10; S. 48, 23.
  • Hé beæftan gebád,

      3, 10; S. 140, 20.
  • Þæt hié sume hié beæftan wereden, and sume þurh ealle þá truman út áfuhten,

      5, 7; S. 230, 21.
  • Læg se leáp beæftan, gǽst ellor hwearf,

      Jud. 112.
  • Heora proletarii ne móston him beæftan beón,

      Ors. 4, 1; S. 154, 16: Chr. 755; P. 48, 12.
  • Ætsǽton ðá Centiscan þǽr beæftan,

      905; P. 94, 5.
after
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  • Þára twelf noman hér stondað áwritene beæftan,

      C. D. ii. 150, 35.
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  • be-æftan, prep.; adv.