VERBS, INFLECTIONS OF:-- Participles. -Ed omitted after d and t, &c.Participle: -ed omitted after d and t. Some verbs ending in -te, -t, and -d, on account of their already resembling participles in their terminations, do not add -ed in the participle. The same rule, naturally dictated by euphony, is found in E. E. "If the root of a verb end in -d or -t doubled or preceded by another consonant, the -de or -te of the past tense, and -d or -t of the past participle, are omitted."1 Thus--
“Well hast thou acquit thee.
- Addict.Mirror for Magistrates (NARES).
“These things indeed you have articulate.
- Betid.Tempest, i. 2. 31.
“Let the bloat king tempt you.
“He was contract to lady Lucy.
- Degenerate. “They have degenerate.” B. E. 38.
“And I of ladies most deject and wretched.
- Devote.T. of Sh. i. 1. 32.
- Disjoint for disjointed.Hamlet, i. 2. 20.
“An enshield beauty.
- Exhaust. “Their means are less exhaust.” B. E. 16.
“Her noble stock graft with ignoble plants.
“An ingraft infirmity.
“The iron of itself, though heat red-hot.
“For 'tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petard.
“Many are infect.
“The very rats instinctively have quit it.
“Degree is suffocate.
“Unspotted heart never yet taint with love.
- Wed.Hen. VIII. ii. 1. 141.
“A braver choice of dauntless spirits
Than now the English bottoms have waft o'er.
- Wet.Rich. III. i. 2. 216.
- Whist (for "whisted," which is used by Surrey
in the indicative).
i.e. "being whisted or made silent." So, in imitation, “The winds, with wonder whist,
“The wild waves whist.
Smoothly the waters kist.” MILTON, Hymn on the Nativity.