delfan
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delfan
Add:I. absolute, to dig 'Ic nát mid hwí íc delfe . . . ' ongan þá þǽrmid delfan, Hml. S. 23 b, 765. Þá dulfon hí in þǽre ylcan stówe, Shrn. 113, 13. II. to dig the ground Genam hé áne spada and dealf þá eorþan, H. R. 13, 13. Hé hét delfan þá eorðan, Hml. S. 27, 37. Þá eorþan delfan æfter golde, Bt. 15; F. 48, 23. III. to extract by digging, dig gold, &c. Þá ǽmettan delfað gold úp of eorðan, Nar. 35, 8. IV. to excavate, dig a pit Bið dolfen seáð fodiatur fovea, Ps. Srt. 93, 13. V. to bury Ic ásende ofer eów mancwealm, . . . and þá deádan man nát hú man delfe, Wlfst. 296, 16. v. for-delfan; un-dolfen.
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