sittan


sittan
\sittan 1 sv/i5 3rd pres sitteþ past sæt/sǽton ptp is geseten 1. to sit, sit down, be seated, recline, rest; on geflitum \sittan to sit engaged in discussions; wiþ earm ge\sittan lean; ge\sittan sit out, finish; sittan æt / tó \sittanum to sit at meat, take a meal; 1a. with reflexive dative; þá him sǽton sundor on portum; . to sit on an animal, to ride; þá hé on þǽm horse sæt when he was riding on the horse; 1b. of kneeling; on cnéowum \sittan to kneel; híe on cnéowum sǽton they kneeled; 1c. applied to the position of a bird at rest; 1d. of an animal at rest, 2 perch, roost; 2. to stay, dwell, sojourn, abide, reside, remain, remain in a place, (a) of persons; (a1) referring to warlike or hostile operations, as in to sit down before a place, to encamp; (a2) lie in wait, besiege, invest; on \sittan to assail, attack; (b) of things; flód micel on sæt there was a great flood in the river; 2a. to continue in a state or condition, live (in hope, fear, etc.), remain (silent, etc.), be situated; ic á on wénum sæt I lived in constant expectation; 2b. to settle, encamp, dwell (gemang w.d.), occupy, possess; 3. with the idea of oppression (as in colloquial to sit on a person), to sit or beary heavy on, weigh, press, rest; 3a. of an approaching time which hinders action; on \sittan to press on, weigh down; þone ceorl híe ne mihton byrgan, for þon þe se ǽfen on sæt they could not bury the churl, because the evening presses on; 4. to sit in authority, preside, preside over; 5. sv/t5 to occupy a seat, possess;

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  • sittan — sit …   The Old English to English

  • sit — sittan …   English to the Old English

  • Sat — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sat — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sate — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sit — Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sitten — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sitting — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sit at — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sit at meat — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English