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742 OF-SITTAN -- OF-TEÓN.

heom ofsett getâ cnaþ if a man dreams of being in exile, it betokens that Tie will be weighed down with great crimes, Lchdm. iii. 212, 23. Swéte etan on manegum leahtrum biþ ofsett hit getácnaþ to dream of eating sweets betokens a man will be sunk in many faults, 202, 25. Ofsettum obsessis, Wülck. Gl. 251, 5. v. next word.

of-sittan. I. to sit upon, press down by sitting :-- Heó ofsæt ðone selegyst she (Grendel's mother) pressed down the hall-guest (Beowulf, who had fallen). Beo. Th. 3094; B. 1545. Nû sceal se ðe wile sittan æt Godes gereorde ðæt gærs ofsittan, ðæt is, ðæt hé sceal ða flæ-acute;sclícan lustas gewyldan, Homl. Th. i. 188, 26. II. to sit upon, oppress :-- Gif hé; (a king) his folc ofsit, ðon biþ hé tyrannus, Ælfc. Gr. 50, 20 ; Som. 51, 47 : Homl. Th. i. 242, 4. Swongornes hí ofsit, and hí mid slæ-acute;wþe ofer-cymþ, Bt. 36, 6 ; Fox 180, 33. Godes fýnd ðe ða earman ofsittaþ, Jud. Thw. 156, 5. Ðú wilt cweþan ðæt ungemetfæstnes hí ofsitte, Bt. 36, 6; Fox 182, 2. Ete ælþeódig folc ðíne tilinga and ðe mid bismore ofsittan sis calumnian sustinens, Deut. 28, 33. Ofseten mid ðæ-acute;m ðístrum ðisses andweardan lífes praesentis vitae tenebris pressus, Past. II, I; 65, 7. Ic eom mid earmlícre ofergiotolnesse ofseten, Shrn. 198, 21. Ðæt mód sæ-acute;de ðæt hit wæ-acute;re ofseten (cf. ofþrycced, Fox 24, 14) mid ðæs láðes sâre, Bt. 8, tit.; Fox x. 19. III. to sit upon, occupy, take possession of (with idea of force or wrong):-- Ðæt sió oferflôwnes ðæra geþohta ne meahte ofsittan ðæs sacerdes heortan quatenus sacerdotale cor nequaquam cogitationes fluxae possideant, Past. 13, l; Swt. 77, II. Eall ðæt seó sæ-acute; his ofseten hæfþ quantum maria premunt, Bt. 18, I; Fox 62, 12. IV. to sit about, besiege :-- Fearas mê ofsæ-acute;ton (obsederunt). Ps. Th. 21, 10, 14. V. to repress, check, present motion; cf. of-standan:-- Ðus ðû scealt ða yfelan ofsetenan wæ-acute;tan ût âdôn thus shalt thou remove the evil, repressed humours, Lchdm. ii. 24, 7. v. preceding word.

of-slean to kill or wound by a blow, to kill, slay :-- Ic ofsleah wildeór ego jugulo feras. Coll. Monast. Th. 21, 19. Ic on morgenne ofsleá mânes wyrhtan in matutino interficiebam omnes peccatores, Ps. Th. 100, 8. Gif man mannan ofslæhþ, L. Eth. 21 ; Th. i. 8, 3. Ofsleahþ, 6; Th. i. 4, 6. Ofslehþ, 7; Th. i. 4, 9. Gif hwâ his cild ofslihþ tó deáþe, L. M. I. P. 8 ; Th. ii. 268, I. Se gerêfa nyste hwæt hié wæ-acute;ron, and hiene mon ofslôg, Chr. 787 ; Erl. 56, 15. Hê (the elephant) ofslôg micel ðæs folces, Ors. 4, I; Swt. 156, 12. Ofslôh, Cd. Th. 60, 18; Gen. 983. Ðû ofslôge (percussisti) ealle ða ðe mé wiðerwearde wæ-acute;ron, Ps. Th. 3, 6. Hí willaþ mé ofsleán interficient me. Gen. 20, II. Eall his weorod ofslegen wæs, Bd. I, 34; S. 499, 33. Wurdon begen ofslægene ða aldormen. Chr. 800 ; Erl. 60, 8. Fela þúsenda ofslægenra, 871 ; Erl. 74, 24. [Goth. af-slahan to slay.]

of-slegenness, e; f. Killing, destruction :-- Sceáp ofslegennysse oves occisionis, Ps. Spl. 43, 25.

of-slítan to wound by the bite (of a snake, dog, etc. ) :-- Ða ðe ofslitene wæ-acute;ron (the Israelites who were bitten by the serpents), Num. 21, 9.

of-smorian to choke, strangle, suffocate :-- Hiene ofsmorode his ealdor&dash-uncertain;mon dolo comitis sui strangulatus, Ors. 6, 36; Swt. 294, 9. Mid ðæm bræ-acute;þe ofsmorod (suffocatus), 6, 32 ; Swt. 288, 2.

of-sníðan to kill by cutting, to slaughter (an animal) :-- Ðæt lamb ðe se ealda Israhel ofsnáð, Homl. Th. ii. 264, 28 : Gen. 22, 13. Ðá námon hig ân biccen and ofsnidon hit, 37, 31. Swilce se sunu wæ-acute;re geoffrod and se ramm ofsniden, Homl. Th. ii. 62, 27.

of-spræ-acute;c, o, e; f. An outspeaking, utterance :-- Gydde i ofspræ-acute;ce elogio, textu, locutione, Hpt. Gl. 460, 65.

of-spring, es; m. Offspring, progeny, posterity, descendants :-- Of-spring styrps, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 58 ; Som. 13, 36. Ofsprincg progenies, 12 ; Som. 15, 53. Eall heora ofspring ðe him of com, Ælfc. T. Grn. 3, II. Eall heora ofsprinc boren and unboren, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 263, 29. Gif his sunu and sunu-sunu swá micel landes habban, siððan biþ se ofsprinc (cf. hiora æftergengas, 24) gesíðcundes cynnes, L. Wg. II ; Th. i. 188, II. Ic sette feóndræ-acute;dene betweox ðínum ofspringe and hire ofspringe, Gen. 3, 15. Ðínum ofspringe (semini tuo) ic forgife ðis land, 12, 7 : 13, 15. Ic dó ðínne ofspring swá menigfealdne swá ðære eorþan dust, 13, 16. Hí gesworen habbaþ ge for hý sylfe ge for heora ofspryng (gingran, MS. B. ), L. A. G. tit. ; Th. i. 152, 17. Ðis sý gedón for Síferþ and for his ofsprincg tó hyra sáwle þearfe, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 300, 15 [Icel. af-springr.]

of-spyrian to find out by inquiry or search :-- Se ðe hit ofspyraþ, hê âh ðæt meldfeoh, L. In. 17; Th. i. 114, 4. Cf. of-áxian.

ófst. v. ófost.

of-standan to remain standing, keep (trans. or intrans.) in the same place or condition, stop in a place :-- Swá raðe swá ðæt scrîn in biþ geboren, swá ofstint (oft stint. Thw. ) se streám aquae in una mole consistent, Jos. 3, 13. Gif him ofstondeþ on innan æ-acute;nigu ceald wæ-acute;te if any cold humour stops in them. Lchdm. ii. 194, 15. Sele him on hátum wætre gewlecedum ða wyrta drincan ðý læs ðæt pic ofstande mid ðý óðre duste give him the herbs to drink in hot water made lukewarm, lest the pitch be left sticking with the other dust, 252, 4. Ðæt ofstandene þicce horh the thick foulness that has refused to move, 194, 21. Wág ofstonden unde stormum a wall unmoved amid storms, Exon. Th. 476, 21; Ruin. II. Ofstondene beóþ sive ofstonden feoh integri restitutione. Wrt. Voc. ii. 49, 34-35. [Cf. O. Sax. is (of the temple) afstandan ni skal stén o UNCERTAIN ar óðrumu.]

of-steppan trample upon :-- Ofstæppaþ heora swuran swíðe mid fótum. Ðâ dydon ða ealdormen swá, swâ; him dihte Josue, and ðæra cynega swuran forcúðlíce træ-acute;don. Jos. 10, 24. v. of-tredan.

of-stician to wound or kill by a thrust, to stab, pierce, transfix :-- Ofsticoþ configet, Kent. Gl. 844. Ic ofstikode hyne jugulavi aprum, Coll. Monast. Th. 22, 17. Antonius hiene selfne ofsticade Antonius sese ferro transverberavit, Ors. 5, 13; Swt. 246, 30. Se k&a-long;sere âlýfde ðâm cnihtum ðæt h&i-long; hyne (St. Casianus) ofslógen mid heora writbredum, and hine ofsticodon mid hira writýrenum, Shrn. 117, 29. Ðá h&e-long;t h&e-long; ðone pápan (Alexander) ofstician, 79, 8. Ofstikian bâr jugulare aprum, Coll. Monast. Th. 22, 13. H&e-long; swealt ofsticod fram him sylfum. Chr. 2; Erl. 5, 19. [Ger. ab-stechen.] v. of-stingan.

ófstig; adj. Hasty, swift :-- Ófstige percita, velocissima, Germ. 392, 73.

of-stingan to wound or kill by a thrust, to stab, pierce :-- His ealdgef&a-long;na sum hiene ofstang a Pausania occisus est, Ors. 3, 7 ; Swt. 118, 34. H&e-long; hiene (the elephant) on ðone nafelan ofstang, 4, 1 ; Swt. 156, II. H&e-long; (Pilate) hiene selfne ofstong sua se transverberans manu, 6, 3 ; Swt. 258, 10: Shrn. 33, 5. H&e-long; wolde ofstingan Eádwine, ac h&e-long; ofstang Lillan his þegn. Chr. 626; Erl. 23, 29 : 755; Erl. 48, 23. Ne ofstong Æfner hiene n ILLEGIBLE mid ðý speres orde ac mid hindewerdum ðam sceafte Abner non eum recta, sed aversa hasta transforavit. Past. 40, 6; Swt. 297, 10. Sunu gif h&e-long; (an ox) ofstinge (gore), L. Alf. 21; Th. i. 50, 2. Hât Fabianus ðæt h&i-long; man begen ofstunge, Homl. Skt. i. 5, 405. Ðæt ic ð&e-long; ne dyrre ofstingan ne compellar confodere te in terram, Past. 40, 5 ; Swt. 295, 16. Hêr Æ-acute;dmund cyning wearð ofstungen, Chr. 948; Erl. 117, 8. v. ofstician.

ofstlice. v. ófostlîce.

of-swelgan to swallow up, devour :-- Deáþ forsiehþ ða æþelo, and ðone rícan gelíce and ðone heánan ofswelgþ, Bt. 19; Fox 68, 33. Cf. for&dash-uncertain;swelgan.

of-swingan to scourge to death :-- Sume hié ofslógon sume ofswungon sume wið feó gesealdon omnes bello utiles caesi, reliqui pretio venditi sunt, Ors. 4, I ; Swt. 154, 8.

Oft; adv. Oft, often :-- Oft (saepe) h&e-long; fylþ on fýr, and gelómlíce (crebro) on wæter. Mt. Kmbl. 17, 15. Oft (oftust. Lind. Rush. ) sepe, Mk. Skt. 5, 4: interdum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 48, 38. H&u-long; oft quotiens, Lk. Skt. 13, 34. Swá oft swá ða óðre hergas út fóron, ðonne fóron hié, Chr. 894 ; Erl. 90, 5. H&i-long; beóþ ðæs ðe lator ðe hí oftor ymbþeahtiaþ, Past. 56; Swt. 435, 2. Hwílum h&e-long; wæs on horse sittende, ac oftor on his fótum gongende, Bd. 4, 27 ; S. 604, 12. H&e-long; oftust on gebedum áwunode, 3, 12 ; S. 537, 22. Oftost, Met. 4, 28. [Goth. ufta : O. Sax. oft, ofto: O. Frs. ofta: Icel. oft, opt: O. H. Ger. oft, ofto.] v. for-oft.

of-talu, e ; f. The successful defence made against a claim :-- Seó spræ-acute;c wearð ðam cynge c&u-long;ð. Ðá ðá him seó talu cúð wæs, ð&a-long; sende h&e-long; gewrit tó ðam arcebisceope, and beád him ðæt h&e-long; and hys þegenas hý on riht gesémdon be ontale and be oftale the suit became known to the king. When the claim was known to him, he sent a writ to the archbishop, and commanded him that he and his thanes should settle it rightfully according as the claim was to be allowed or rejected, according as the verdict was for or against the claim (cf. Icel. bera kvið &a-long; einn, af einum to give a verdict for, against a person), Chart. Th. 302, 14-22.

of-teon; pp. -togen and -tigen. I. to withdraw :-- He hine ofteáh ðære fôre subtraxit se illi profectioni,, Bd. 5, 9 ; S. 623, 23. II. to take away what a person has, deprive a person of anything (with dat. or acc. of person, gen. of thing, or dat. of person and acc. of thing) :-- Ic ofteó derogo. Wrt. Voc. i. 39, 27. Gif mon him oftíhþ ðara þ&e-long;nunga and ðæs anwealdes detrahat si quis superbis vani tegmina cultus, Bt. 37, ILLEGIBLE; Fox 186, 10. Oft ic sýne ofteáh, âblende beorna unrím, Exon. Th. 270, 21; Jul. 468. W&e-long; oftugon ð&e-long; londes wynna, 130, 15; G&u-long;. 438. B&u-long;ton seó syncopa ðone i (of the gen. pl.) ofteó, Ælfc. Gr. 10; Som. 14, 55. Nó Ælmihtig ealra wolde Adam and Eve ârna ofteón, Cd. Th. 58, 29; Gen. 953. Gif him gebyreþ ðæt him wyrþ ðara þ&e-long;nunga oftohen (oftogen, Met. 25, 31), Bt. 37, I; Fox 186, 14. Ð&e-long; biþ seó bodung oftogen, Homl. Th. ii. 530, 30. Oftigen biþ him torhtre gesihþe he shall be deprived of clear sight, Exon. Th. 335, 29; Gn. Ex. 41. III. to withhold, keep back, deny a person anything :-- Ic ð&e-long; ofteó mînne fultum . . . Ic ofteó mîne r&e-long;nsc&u-long;ras I will withhold from thee my help . . . I will withhold my rain-showers, Homl. Th. ii. 102, 32-33. Gehelp ðû earmra manna mid ðam dæ-acute;le ðe ðú ðé sylfum oftíhst, i. 180, 12. For synnum oftíhþ se Ælmihtiga Wealdend hwílon mannum bigleofan, ii. 462, 21. Gif wê Godes l&a-long;re eów ofteóþ, 554, 18. Hond feorhsweng ne ofteáh the hand refused not to strike a fatal stroke, Beo. Th. 4972 ; B. 2489 : 3045 ; B. 1520. G&e-long; him æ-acute;ghwæs oftugon hrægles nacedum móses mete&dash-uncertain;leásum ye withheld from them everything, raiment from the naked, food from the hungry, Exon. Th. 92, 8; Cri. 1505. [And wó só mîne cwyde oft&e-long; God him oft&e-long; heuenr&i-long;ches and whoso refuses to carry out my testament, may God refuse him the kingdom of heaven, Chart. Th. 515, 30]