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fǽtan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
fǽtan, p. te; pp. fǽted, fǽtt.
to lay as a burden, pack
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  • Swá bið ðǽm ðe ðá gedónan yfelu hreówsiað, ðonne hí ðæt yfel mid ondetnesse him of áweorpað ðætte hira módes innað yfele and hefiglíce mid gefylled wæs, and ðonne eft fóð tó ðǽm ilcan and fǽtað in æfter ondetnesse ðæt ilce yfel (they burden themselves within after confession with the same evil) ðæt hí ǽr áwurpun

    qui admissa plangunt, profecto nequitiam, quae mentis intima deprimebat, confitendo projiciunt, quam post confessionem, dum repetant, resumunt

    ,
      Past. 419, 33.
  • Hié dóð swelce hié hit on ðyrelne pohchan fǽten (sætten,

    v. l.) in pertuso sacculo mercedes mittunt

    ,
      343, 24.
v. ge-fǽtan ; fǽtels.
to adorn, ornament. Take here fæted (l. fǽted)
in Dict.
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  • Hé genóh hafað fǽdan ( = fǽttan ?) go[ldes],

      Bo. 35.
  • Þeáh hé geþeó ꝥ hé hæbbe helm and byrnan and golde fǽted sweord (ofergyldene sweord,

    v. l.

    ),
      Ll. Th. i. 188, 9.
  • Hé hét úp beran æðelinga gestreón, frætwe and fǽt gold,

      B. 1921.
  • Fǽdde (fǽtte?) beágas, 1750. [Goth. ga-fétjan to adorn; ga-féteins ornament.] Cf. (?) hroden for ideas of load and ornament.
Etymology
[Cf. O. H. Ger. fazzón to load; fazza a burden.]
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v.  ge-fætan hroden.
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