eánian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
eánian
eánigan; part. eánigende; p. eánode; pp. eánod [eáw=eówu a female sheep, a ewe] To YEAN, bring forth as a ewe; enīti, parturīre He genam hine of eówedum sceápa, fram eánigendum he genam hine sustŭlit eum [Dāvĭdem] de grĕgĭbus ovium, de post fetantes [oves] accēpit eum, Ps. Lamb. 77, 70. DER. ge-eán. [Prompt. enyñ', brynge forthe kyndelyngys [A. Sax. litlingas]. The verb to ean or yean, which is commonly applied only to the bringing forth of lambs, here appears to have had anciently the more general signification of the word from which it is derived, A. Sax. eánian enīti, partŭrīre: Wyc. ene, eene, ȝeene, ȝene, yeene sheep with lambs, Ps. 143, 13: Is. 40, 11: Dut. dial. oonen to produce young.]
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