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CLEÓFAN

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
CLEÓFAN, ic cleófe, ðúclýfst, he clýfþ, pl. cleófaþ; p. cleáf, pl. clufon; pp. clofen
Wright's OE grammar
§135; §137; §493;
To CLEAVE, separate, split; findere, dissecare
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  • Cleófan secare, Glos. Prudent Recd. 149, 54:

    scindere,

      150, 9.
  • Bordweall clufon aforan Eádweardes

    Edward's sons clove the board-wall,

      Chr. 937; Th. 200, 38, col. 3; Æðelst. 5.
  • Clufon,

      Byrht. Th. 140, 4; By. 283.
Etymology
[Piers P. cleven: Chauc. cloven, pp: Orm. clofenn, pp; Plat. klöwen, klöven: O. Sax. klioban: Dut. klieven, klooven: Ger. klieben: M. H. Ger. kliuben, klieben: O. H. Ger. kliuban: Dan. klöve: Swed. klyfva: Icel. kljúfa.]
Derived forms
DER. to-cleófan: cleófa, cleáfa, clýfa, clífa, bed-, clúster-, ferhþ-, gebed-, hord-, in-, nýd-.
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