clǽnsian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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clǽnsian
clénsian, to clǽnsianne; part. clǽnsiende; p. ode, ade; pp. od, ad [clǽne clean, pure] To CLEANSE, purify, chasten, clear oneself; mundare, purgare, castigare, se liberare Gif man eard wille clǽnsian if a man wishes to cleanse the land, L. Eth. ix. 40; Th. i. 348, 25: L. C. S. 7; Th. i. 380, 7. Sió wamb biþ to clǽnsianne the stomach is to be cleansed, L. M. 2, 46; Lchdm. ii. 260, 12. Clǽnsie man ða þeóde let a man cleanse the people, L. E. G. 11; Th. i. 174, 2. Hí tiliaþ hí selfe to clǽnsianne mid ðý wópe they strive to purify themselves with mourning, Past. 54; Hat. MS. Ðis wæter cristnaþ and clǽnsaþ cwicra menigo this water cristeneth and purifieth a multitude of men, Salm. Kmbl. 791; Sal. 395. Heó ða iungran lǽrde and clǽnsade ge mid hire láre ge mid lífes býsne she taught and purified the younger ones both by her doctrine and by the example of her life, Bd. 4, 9; S. 576, 23. Clǽnsa me munda me, Ps. Spl. 18, 13. Clǽnsiende clǽnsode me Drihten castigans castigavit me Dominus, Ps. Spl. 117, 18. Gif he mid ða ádle clǽnsad beón sceolde if he must be chastened by disease, Bd. 4, 31; S. 610, 26. Gif hwá þeóf clǽnsian wylle if any one will clear a thief, L. Eth. iii. 7; Th. i. 296, 7. Preóst hine clǽnsie sylfes sóþe let a priest clear himself by his own truth, L. Wih. 18; Th. i. 40, 14, 16: 19; Th. i. 40, 17: 20; Th. i. 40, 19: L. Eth. ii. 8; Th. i. 288, 19: ii. 9; Th. i. 290, 10. Hine geréfa clénsie let the reeve clear him, L. Wih. 22; Th. i. 42, 4. [Wyc. Piers P. clense: Orm. clennsenn.] DER. a-clǽnsian, be-, ge-, un-: un-geclǽnsod.
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