From Hull AWE
Although Bridges was only concerned with three meanings of list (listen; heel over; 'of flannel'), OED (2019) defines eight nouns, of which three are obsolete, five verbs (two obsolete), andf an obsolete adjective. Some shared meanings can be seen:
- List (v.1) is an impersonal verb, ~ 'to be pleasing to', used in such constructions as 'as it him listeth' and the Bible's "The winde bloweth where it listeth" ([A.V. John iii. 8).
- List (n.3)
- List (v.2) is an archaic equivalent of 'listen', to which it is etymologically connected: the common Germanic root hlus- gave rise to Old Northumbrian lysna and Old English hlystan, along with hlosnian. This verb list is now only used archaically, or for4 the purposes of Metre in verse.