uton

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Old English[edit]

Verb[edit]

uton

  1. first person plural imperative indicator
    • late 10th century, Ælfric of Eynsham, Lives of Saints, chapter on Basil[1]:
      Uton nu aspendan ure speda on þearfum
      Let us now distribute our wealth among the poor

Usage notes[edit]

Place uton before an infinitive verb to make it first person plural imperative. Example: (modern English) Let’s go! (Old English) Uton gan!

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linda van Bergen, Let’s talk about uton in 2013, Andreas H. Jucker et al., Meaning in the History of English: Words and texts in context, John Benjamins Publishing Company, page 157