néþan
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néþan
Add:1. absolute Him wzs mycel ege tó þon hé húru tó swýðe ne nýðde (gedyrstláhte, v.l.), gif hé þæs ungewunelican þinges tó Gode wilnode he was very much afraid of venturing too far, if he desired that unusual thing of God, Gr. D. 18, 10. 2. with preposition Ic swíðe unmeodum geneahhe néðde tó Dryhtnes líchoman and tó his ðám deórwyrþan blóde I ventured far too frequently to go to the Lord's Supper, Angl. xi. 99, 70. 3. with clause Hwæt is þesceorlisca wer þe néþeþ (gedyrstlǽceð, v. l. ) þus ungelǽred hé ágnað him sylfum þá þénunga úres apostolican hláfordes? quis est iste vir rusticus, qui officium apostolici nostri domini sibimet indoctus usurpare praesumit?, Gr. D. 35, 4.
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