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§54; §295; §298; §627;
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firmly fixed.
in a place (lit. or fig.)
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  • Álýs mé of láme þe lǽs ic weorþe fæst (

    ut non inhaeream

    ),
      Ps. Th. 68, 14.
  • Ancor on eorþan fæst,

      Bt. 10; F. 30, 6.
  • Biþ óþer ende fæst on þǽre nafe, óþer on ðǽre felge,

      39, 7; F. 222, 3: Rä. 22, 13.
  • Wudu wyrtum fæst the wood firm fixed by its roots, B. 1364. Sió godcunde gesceádwísnes is fæst on þám heán Sceppende

    divina ratio in summo omnium principe constituta

    ,
      Bt. 39, 5 ; F. 218, 27.
  • Þá gód sindon fæste on þám héhstan góde; swá swá ǽlces húses wáh biþ fæst ǽgðer ge on ðǽre flóre ge on þǽm hrófe, swá biþ ǽlc gód on Gode fæst,

      36, 7 ; F. 184, 10-13.
  • Timbrian hús on þám fæstan stáne, 12 ; F. 36, 22.
to or by something, firmly attached, closely bound, fixed to a spot
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  • Wearð his óðer fót be his scó fæst on ánum hegesahle

    ejus pes per calceamentum in sude sepis inhaesit,

      Gr. D. 24, 28.
  • Scip on ancre fæst,

      B. 303.
  • Segl sále fæst, 1906.
  • Foldærne fæst

    laid in the grave

    ,
      Cri. 730: El. 723.
  • Hé wæs reste fæst

    he lay on his couch without stirring

    ,
      Gen. 178.
  • Se légdraca . . . glédum beswǽled . . . wæs deáðe fæst

    the firedrake . . . scorched by the flames . . . lay a captive to death

    ,
      B. 3045.
  • Hí áslógan án geteld on westhealfe þǽre cyricean on þǽre cyricean fæst (

    ita ut ipsum tentorium parieti hereret ecclesiae

    ),
      Bd. 3, 17; Sch. 268, 3.
  • Hé rom geseah brémbrum fæstne,

      Gen. 2928.
  • Bendum fæstne,

      An. 184.
  • Scip oncerbendum fæst,

      B. 1918.
  • Ceólas bi staðe fæste,

      Wal. 18.
  • Ceólas æt sǽfearoðe oncrum fæste, El. 252. (2 a) of a band, tie, &c.,

    not easily loosed :--

    Ðeáh seó leó fæste racentan hæbbe,
      Bt. 25; F. 88, 9.
  • Þǽm fæstestum

    tenacissimis (vinculis ),

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 86, 2.
  • (2 b) of alliance, agreement, &c.

    Ðá wiþerweardan gesceafta ǽgþer ge hié betwux him winnað, ge eác fæste sibbe betwux him healdaþ,

      Bt. 21; F. 74, 14: Met. 11, 41.
  • Þæt þú wið Wealdend heólde fæste treówe,

      Exod. 422.
of persons or their attributes,
constant, firm, steadfast
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  • Mid fæstum sefan,

      Hy. 10, 40.
  • Þone ic ǽr on firenum fæstne talde,

      El. 909.
  • Ic hæbbe fæstne geleáfan,

      Gen. 543.
  • Freóndscipe fæstne,

      B. 2069.
  • Wé ús naman Drihtnes neóde habbað on fultume fæstne and strangne,

      Ps. Th. 123, 7.
  • Ic þá leóde wát ge wið feónd ge wið freónd fæste geworhte,

      B. 1864.
  • II a. of abstract things.
fixed, unchangeable
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  • Náuht woruldríces fæstes and unhwearfiendes beón ne mæg,

      Bt. 8 ; F. 26, 11.
  • Hé sealde swíþe fæste gife and swíþe fæste ǽ,

      41, 2 ; F. 246, 2.
  • Ǽnig ðing swá fæst getiohhod. . . ꝥ hit nǽfre onwended weorþe,

      41, 3; F. 250, 6.
  • Niman fæstne eard

    to reside permanently

    ,
      Ps. Th. 86, 3.
  • Geheald míne fæste ǽ

    keep my law that changes not

    ,
      77, 1.
firm, secure
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  • Fæst

    tuta, i. firma (prosperitas ),

      An. Ox. 793.
stubborn, unyielding
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  • Ic ǽlcne wiccecræft eáðelíce oferswíðde. . . and ic nǽfre ne áfunde swá fæstne drýcræft,

      Hml. S. 35, 179.
firm.
firmly joined together, strongly built or
made
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  • Bold eal inneweard írenbendum fæst,

      B. 998.
  • Glóf. . . searobendum fæst, 2086.
  • Fæstostan eardungstówe

    firmissimo habitaculo

    ,
      Ps. L. fol. 189, 4.
solid, compact
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  • Ꝥ þæt hnesce and flówende wæter hæbbe flór on þǽre fæstan eorðan,

      Bt. 33, 4; F. 130, 4.
of a joint,
strong, firm
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  • Fæstes

    forti (compage ),

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 85, 50: 93, 39: 37, 14.
of places that can resist attack,
strong, fortified
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  • Beorh . . . nearocræftum fæst,

      B. 2243.
  • Fæst is þæt églond fenne biworpen,

      Rä. 1, 5.
  • Ðá fæstan ceastre

    munitum castrum

    ,
      Wrt. Voc. ii. 58, 38.
  • Leoniða fór on ánum londfæstenne . . . Xersis hét ꝥ fæste lond útan ymbfaran . . . Leoniþa his fierd gelǽdde on án óþer fæstre land,

      Ors. 2, 5 ; S. 80, 14-29.
  • Þá hié ongeátan þæt þæt festen sceolde ábrocen bión, hí sendon on óðer fæstre fæsten,

      3, 11; S. 148, 23.
  • Seó burg (Babylon) wæs ealra weorca fæstast, 2, 4 ; S. 74, 24 : 3, 7 ; S; 114, 11. IV a. of a chamber, closely shut up :-- Gefere þæne mannan on swíðe fæstne cleofan and wearmne, Lch. ii. 280, 11. IV b. of a vessel,

    that does not leak, water-tight

    :-- Fæstne kylle,
      Past. 469, 9.
of sleep, rest,
unbroken, undisturbed
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  • Þú eart sió fæste ræst (cf. seó séfte ræst, Bt. 33, 4; F. 132, 34) eallra sóðfæstra

    tu requies tranquilla piis

    ,
      Met. 20, 271.
  • Bið se slǽp tó fæst,

      B. 1742.
  • Þá Langbearde ealle wæ-acute;ron onfæstum slǽpe (

    somno gravi depressi

    ),
      Gr. D. 253, 18.
  • Of slǽpe þý fæstan,

      Cri. 890: An. 796.
of established reputation (?),
standard (of books) ?
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  • Hé forbeád openlíce þæt mon náne fæste bóc ne leornode

    aperto praecepit edicto, ne quis Christianus docendorum liberalium studiorum professor esset

    ,
      Ors. 6, 31; S. 286, 4.
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