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fæstnian

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *fastinōjan, from * *fastu- (fast, secure). Cognate with Old Frisian festna, Old Saxon fastnōn, Old High German fastinōn (German festnen).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfæstniɑn/

Verb

fæstnian (class 2 weak: third-person sg present fæstnaþ, third-person sg preterite fæstnode, preterite plural fæstnodon, past participle (ġe)fæstnod)

  1. to fasten or fix; to establish

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