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CÉNE

  • adjective
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Grammar
CÉNE, cýne; adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§310; §434;
KEEN, fierce, bold, brave, warlike; acer, audax, animosus, bellicosus
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  • Se wæs úþwita céne and cræftig

    who was a philosopher keen and profound,

      Bt. Met. Fox 10, 110; Met. 10, 51.
  • Stóp út céne collenferþ

    he stept out bold [and] firm of mind,

      Andr. Kmbl. 3154; An. 1580.
  • Eofore eom ǽghwǽr cénra

    than a wild boar I am everywhere bolder,

      Exon. 110b; Th. 423, 9; Rä. 41, 18.
  • Cende cneow-sibbe cénra manna

    he begat a race of brave men,

      Cd. 161; Th. 200, 14; Exod. 356.
  • Þriste mid cénum

    the confident with the brave,

      Exon. 89b; Th. 337, 8; Gn. Ex. 61: Beo. Th. 1541; B. 768.
this word is sometimes expressed by the Rune RUNE
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  • Ðonne RUNE cwacaþ

    then the bold shall quake,

      Exon. 19b; Th. 50, 8; Cri. 797: Elen. Grm. 1258.
Etymology
[Piers P. R. Brun. Chauc. R. Glouc. Laym. kene: Dut. koen: Ger. kühn: M. H. Ger. küene, kuon: O. H. Ger. kón, kóni, kuon, kuoni.]
Derived forms
DER. dǽd-céne, gár-.
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  • CÉNE, adj.