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1. a indef. art.

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Referring to an unspecified, or as yet unspecified, member of a class or representative of a type; -- (a) as the first unit in a noun phrase [the usual construction]; (b) before an adj. modifying a…

2. a- pref.(1), in verbs

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In verbs inherited from OE:(a) From OE ā-: a-biden, a-breken, a-fallen, a-reren, a-risen, a-senden, a-waken, a-winnen, and many others. (b) From OE on-: a-biden (also an-biden), ppl. a-knoue(n (also…

3. abǒve(n adv.

Additional spellings: aboven
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Directly over (but without touching or resting upon), overhead; in heaven; also fig. [quot. a1225].

4. ac conj.

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Used between contrasting expressions: but, yet, however, nevertheless; -- (a) between clauses; (b) as an introductory expression.

5. adọ̄ n.

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(a) Dealings, intercourse, traffic; (b) sexual intercourse; (c) conflict, fighting.

6. adrīgh adv.

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Only in the phrases: drauen (oneself) adrigh, go away or aside, withdraw (?orig., go to a suitable or safe distance); holden (oneself) adrigh, stay away.

7. al-mōst adv.

Additional spellings: almost
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Nearly all; for the most part, mostly; most of all.

8. al-sọ̄ne adv. & conj.

Additional spellings: alsone
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(a) As soon as possible, immediately, at once; al-sone after; (b) conj. as soon as; al-sone a(l)s, al-sone sa, al-sone sum.

9. arvel n.

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Funeral feast, wake.

10. at adv. with infinitive

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To (do, eat, etc.).

11. -aunt suf.

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(a) In many pr.ppls. taken from OF, e.g. abound-a(u)nt, appar-a(u)nt, ard-a(u)nt, arrog-a(u)nt, charge-a(u)nt, ramp-aunt, -and, etc.; (b) in a number of nouns (orig. ppls.) adopted from OF, as…

12. ayẹ̄n adv.

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(a) Back or away from something; to the rear, back, backwards; drawen ayen, ten ayen, draw back, withdraw; holden ayen, hold back, check, restrain; putten ayen, set or thrust back or away; turnen

13. bew-schers n. plural

Additional spellings: bewschers
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The buttocks.

14. bidẹ̄ne adv.

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Of an action or process: (a) completely, entirely, utterly; (b) immediately, forthwith; (c) as an emphatic, or for rime's sake: indeed.

15. big adj.

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Of persons and animals: (a) strong, sturdy, robust; big of bones, of sturdy build; big in armes, strong-armed; of big strengthe, powerful; (b) full-grown, big; (c) stout-hearted, courageous, fierce…

16. bihọ̄ven v.

Additional spellings: behoven
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Of things: to be needed, required, requisite, or necessary; -- (a) alone or with inf. phrase; (b) with personal obj. (dat.) or to phrase; hem bihoveth water, they need water; lothe childe bihoveth

17. biren v.

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him (etc.) birth: (a) with respect to circumstances, destiny, etc.: he is constrained or compelled (to do or suffer sth.), he must; biren nede(s, he must of necessity (do sth.); biren dien, he must…

18. bithinken v.

Additional spellings: bethinken
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To think, reflect, meditate, ponder; bithinken right, wel, think hard or carefully; -- usually refl.; -- (a) alone; (b) with of, on, to, upon phrase.

19. blāse n.

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(a) A flame, a blaze; blase of fire; tenden blase, setten on blase, set on fire; ben on blase, be on fire, burn; (b) a firebrand, torch, beacon; (c) a blaze of light.

20. blē̆nden v.(2)

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(a) To mix or blend (two things or one thing with another); blenden samme, blenden togeder; blenden among, blenden with; (b) to intersperse; suffuse; (c) to penetrate (sth.); immerse (in sth.); engulf…