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mending, repair, remedy, improvement,
repair of a structure
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  • Is ealles þæs landes .xxv. swułga and án swulung þǽre cirican to bóte,

      C. D. iii. 429, 19.
  • Cf. ciric-bót.
a medical remedy
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  • Gé blindnesse bóte fundon,

      Gú. 600.
  • Him tó laman limseóce cwómon ... symle hǽlo þǽr æt þám bisceope, bóte fundon,

      El. 1217 : 299.
rescue from evil or peril, amendment of condition , help
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  • Hý tó anlic-nessum hý gebǽdon, and wéndon þæt heom of ðám cóme bót ... ǽlc yfel cymð of deófle and ǽlc broc and nan bót,

      Wlfst. 11, 6-15.
  • Wæs frófor cumen, earfoðsíða bót,

      Gen. 1476: B. 281,
  • Is seó bót gelong æt ánum,

    Cri.

    152.
  • Cume nú to bóte, gif hit God wille. And git mæg þeáh bót cuman, wille hit man georne on eornost áginnan,

      Ll. Th. i. 348, 22-24.
  • He on Drihten blyssað, bóte gewéneð

    (sperabit in eo

    ),
      Ps. Th. 63, 9.
  • Smeágende hwæt tó bóte mihte æt þǽm fǽrcwealme,

      Ll. Th. 270, 9. ꝥ
  • Weána bóte gebídan,

      B. 934 : 909.
improvement of moral condition, amendment
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  • Hié náne mildheortnesse þurhteón ne mehtan, ǽr þǽm him seó bót of ðǽm crístendóme com,

      Ors. 2, 1; S. 64, 18.
  • Hé tó bóte gehwearf

    he was converted,

      El. 1126.
  • Hí gegaderiað monifeald dysig, bútan heora hwilc eft tó rihtre bóte gecirre,

      Bt. 3, 1; F. 6, 5.
  • Manige men þurh ꝥ tó sóþre bóte gecyrraþ, and góde geweorþaþ,

      Bl. H. 129, 23.
  • Þás tída úre Drihten ús tó bóte and tó clǽnsunga úrra dǽda forgifen hafaþ,

      131, 1.
  • Ic þá bóte gemon, cume tó gif ic mót,

      Hy. 4, 19.
  • II. amends, reparation, compensation for injury,
in a general sense
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  • Him eft cymeð bót in bósme,

      Rä. 38, 7.
  • Hié heora land tó bismere oferhergodan, and him ðæs nǽnige bóte dydon,

      Bl. H. 201, 23.
as a legal term
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  • Gif hwá óðres god-sunu sleá . . . weaxe sió bót be þám were,

      Ll. Th. i. 150, 14.
  • Ne sý þǽr nán óðer bót bútan ꝥ heáfod,

      282, 1.
  • Nán óðer bót búton ꝥ man ceorfe him handa of,

      394, 9.
  • Nán man ꝥ ne wrece, ne bóte ne bidde,

      288, 3.
  • Nǽnig witena wénan þorfte bóte tó banan folmum,

      B. 158.
  • Hé sealde him tó bóte, þæs þe hé his brýd genam, gangende feoh and seolfor, Gen. 2718. ꝥ hire frýnd móton beón bóte nýhst (i. e. bót was to be claimed from the guilty woman's relatives), Ll. Th. i. 256, 4. ꝥ he hine sylfne inlagige tó bóte (i. e. make himself entitled to offer bót

    for a crime, which, but for the king's grace, would be

    bótleás (v. 81)) . . . Gif hit þonne tó bóte gegá,
      340, 13-16.
  • Ǽr þám þe hí habban bóte águnnen,

      324, 13.
  • Godcunde bóte underfangen,

      248, 24.
  • From alre néweste geleáfulra sýn heó ásyndrade nymðe heó hit hér mid þingonge bóte gebéte (cf. nisi ante placita satisfactione emendaverit,

      106, 9), C. D. i. 114, 27.
as a religious term,
amends for sin, repentance, penance (cf. dǽd-bót)
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  • Don wé úrum Drihtne sóþe hreówe and bóte, ꝥ wé þurh ꝥ gegearnian úra synna forlǽtnesse,

      Bl. H. 35, 36 : 79, 8.
  • Dón bóte úre yfeldǽda,

      99, 1: 101, 9.
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Derived forms
cyne-, dǽd-, eft-, geár-, god-, mǽg-, mann-, mónaþ-, syn-, twi-, weorold-, wicu-bót; twi-bóte.
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