forhabban

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent to for- +‎ habban.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /forˈxɑb.bɑn/, [forˈhɑb.bɑn]

VerbEdit

forhabban

  1. (transitive) to hold in, restrain, retain
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online
      Hī ne mihton forhabban merestrēames mōd, ac hē manegum gescēod.
      They could not restrain the sea-stream's spirit/pride, but it separated for many.
  2. (transitive, reflexive) to restrain one's self from (+ fram)
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online
      Forhæfde hē hine fram his gebēorscipe.
      He restrained himself from his beer party.
  3. (intransitive) to abstain, refrain (+ fram)
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online
      Scolde hēo forhabban fram ingange Godes hūses.
      She must refrain from entering into God's house.

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