Middle English Dictionary Entry

flōten, -ien v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. fleten.
1.
(a) To rest or move on the surface (of a liquid), to float; to sail or drift (in a ship); of fish: to float or swim; (b) of humors: to flow; (c) of an odor: to be wafted (on the air); (d) of persons: to move about, run.