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forlǣtan, class 7 strong verb. 1. let. 2. leave; leave alone; omit; abandon; release. 3. allow; permit.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitiveforlǣtan
present indicative1forlǣtað
2
3forlǣt forlēt
past indicative1forlēton
2
3forlēt
present subjunctiveforlǣte
past subjunctive
imperativeForlǣt
present participleforlǣtende
past participleforlǣten

This word occurs 28 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of forlǣtan in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 2787. forlēt. left.
  • 3166. Forlēton. let.

Alfred the Great's Preface

  • [22] forlēton. left.
  • [19] forlǣten. abandoned.

Battle of Maldon

  • 2 forlǣtan. release.
  • 149 Forlēt. let.
  • 156 forlēt. let.
  • 187 forlēt. abandoned.
  • 208 forlǣtan. leave.
  • 321 forlēt. let.

Boethius on Fame

  • [36] forlēton. left.
  • [70] forlǣt. allows.
  • [82] forlēt. released.

Dream of the Rood

  • 61 Forlēton. left.

Judith

  • 150 forlǣtan. allow, permit.
  • 170 forlēton. allowed, permitted.

Life of St Æthelthryth

  • [9] forlǣtan. leave.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [67] forlǣtan. abandon.

Story of Cædmon

  • [43] forlǣtende. leaving.
  • [7] forlēt. left.

Waldere

  • 41 forlēt. released.

William the Conqueror

  • [3] forlēt. leaves alone.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

  • [112] forlǣtan. leave.
  • [50] forlēt. left, abandoned.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • Forlǣt. release.
  • forlǣtan. release.
  • forlǣtað. abandon.
  • forlǣte. allow, permit.