gorettan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Apparently from a root *gor- (related to Old English gorian (to look, gaze)) +‎ -ettan.

Verb[edit]

gorettan

  1. (intransitive) to let one's eyes wander.[1]
    Ðæt hine lǣrð se dēofol, þæt hē stande and gorette and lōciġe underbæc ūt; þæt bið ġymelēas ġebed...
    That the devil teaches him, that he is to stand and stare about and look back; that is a careless prayer
  1. (transitive) to pour forth.[1]

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