cunnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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cunnian
p. ode, ade, ede; pp. od, ad, ed; v. a. I. to prove, try, inquire, search into, seek for, explore, examine, investigate, tempt, venture; probare, tentare, explorare, requirere, experiri, periclitari Woldon cunnian, hwæðer. . . they would prove, whether. . . , Andr. Kmbl. 257; An. 129. Mót ic nú cunnian may I now inquire? Bt. 5, 3; Fox 10, 34. Uncúþne eard cunnian to seek for an unknown home, Exon. 28b; Th. 87, 1; Cri. 1418: Beo. Th. 2893; B. 1444. Se cunnaþ Dryhtnes meahta he tempteth the Lord's might, Salm. Kmbl. 454; Sal. 227. He ðín cunnode he has proved thee, Cd. 163; Th. 204, 16; Exod. 420: Bd. 3, 2; S. 525, 15. II. with gen. To have, experience of, CUU. 175" title="Page b0175 - CUNNING — CUU. 175">to make trial of; periclitari, experiri Gódes and yfles ðǽr ic cunnade there I had experience of good and evil, Exon. 85b; Th. 321, 26; Wíd. 52. Gif wada cunnedon ye made a trial of the fords, Beo. Th. 1021; B. 508. [Orm. cunnenn to try, attempt: O. H. Ger. kunnén experiri, tentare.] DER. a-cunnian, be-, ge-.
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