CEÓSAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
CEÓSAN
ciósan, ic ceóse, ðú ceósest, cýst, he ceóseþ, cýst, císt, pl. ceósaþ; p. ic, he ceás, cés, ðú cure, pl. curon; impert. ceós, pl. ceósaþ; pp. coren; v. a. I. to CHOOSE, select, elect; legere, seligere, eligere Ðæt hí woldon óðerra wera ceósan that they would make a choice of other husbands, Ors. 1, 10; Bos. 32, 32. He héht him wine ceósan he commanded him to choose friends, Cd. 90; Th. 112, 8; Gen. 1867: Runic pm. 29; Kmbl. 345, 15 ; Hick. Thes. i. 135. Drihten ðé císt the lord will choose thee, Deut. 28, 9. Hí leófne ceósaþ ofer woruldwélan they choose the beloved above worldly wealth, Exon. 62b; Th. 230, 29; Ph. 479. Bebodu ðíne ic ceás mandata tua elegi, Ps. Spl. 118, 173. Hér Eádgár, Engla cyning, ceás him óðer leóht, and ðis wáce forlét líf here, A. D. 975, Edgar, king of the Angles, chose him another light, and left this frail life, Chr. 975; Erl. 124, 30; Edg. 22: 1041; Erl. 169, 10. Ǽfæste men him ðá wíc cnron the pious men chose them a dwelling there, Cd. 86; Th. 108, 9; Gen. 1803: Andr. Kmbl. 808; An. 404. Ceós ðé geféran and feoht ongén Amalech elige viros et pugna contra Amalec, Ex. 17, 9: Deut. 17, 15. Ðæt ic neóbed ceóse that I may choose a death-bed, Exon. 63b; Th. 235, 7; Ph. 553. Ðæt se cyning him ceóse sumne wísne man ut provideat rex virum sapientem, Gen. 41, 33: Ps. Th. 105, 5. Ceósan us eard in wuldre may we choose us a dwelling in glory, Cd. 217; Th. 277, 14; Sat. 204. Ðæt he óðer líf cure that he chose another life, Bd. 5, 19; S. 638, 6. Ǽr he bǽl cure ere he chose the funeral pile, Beo. Th. 5629; B. 2818: Exon. 100a; Th. 376, 20; Seel. 157. Ðæt hí him cyning curan ut regem sibi eligerent, Bd. 1, 1; S. 474, 22. Ðéh ðe fell curen synnigra cynn though the race of sinners chose death, Andr. Kmbl. 3217; An. 1611. II. to accept by choice or what is offered, to accept; oblatum accipere, accipere Ðæt he ðone cynedóm ciósan wolde that he would accept the kingdom, Beo. Th. 4742; B. 2376. Hie curon æðelinges ést they accepted the chieftain's bounty, Cd. 112; Th. 147, 20; Gen. 2442. [Wyc. Piers P. Chauc. R. Glouc. chese: Laym. cheosen: Orm. chesenn: Plat. kösen, kören: O. Sax. kiosan, keosan: Frs. kiezjen, tziezjen: O. Frs. kiasa, tziesa: Dut. kiezen: Ger. kiesen: M. H. Ger. kiusen, kiesen: O. H. Ger. kiusan, kiosan: Goth. kiusan: Dan. keise: Icel. kjósa: Lat. gustare: Grk. γεύω : Sansk. jush to like, be fond of, choose.] DER. a-ceósan, forþ-, ge-, on-, wið-, wiðer-.
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