Old English edit

Etymology edit

Equivalent to wiþ- +‎ habban.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /wiθˈxɑb.bɑn/, [wiθˈhɑb.bɑn]

Verb edit


  1. to hold out against, withstand
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth, Thomas Northcote Toller, Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online:
      Gif ðæs synfullan ingehȳd bið gehrepod mid fyrhte ðæs upplīcan dōmes, ðonne wiðhæfð hē ðām unlustum.
      If the sinful's intent be touched with divination of celestial judgement, then he withstands the evil lust.
  2. to restrain

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