EARNIAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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EARNIAN
p. ode, ade, ede; pp. od, ad; v. trans, gen. acc. To EARN, merit, deserve, get, attain, labour for; mĕrēri Byþ geseald ðære þeóde ðe hys earnaþ it shall be given to the nation which deserves it, Mt. Bos. 21, 43, Hú monna gehwylc earnode éces lífes how every man merited eternal life, Exon. 23 a; Th. 65, 9; Cri. 1052. Ðá he ne earnade elles wuhte when he did not earn anything else, Bt. Met. Fox 9, 39; Met. 9, 20. Gé ðæs earnedon ye merited this, Exon. 27 b; Th. 83, 2; Cri. 1350. Uton we friþes earnian let us merit peace, 98 a; Th. 366, 17; Reb. 13. He hæfþ ðæt ðæt he earnaþ he has that which he earns, Bt. 37, 2; Fox 188, 6. [Plat. arnen, arnden to reap: O. Frs. arn. f. messis: Kil. arnen, ernen mĕtĕre sĕgĕtem: Ger. ernten, ärnten to reap, harvest: M. H. Ger. arnen to reap: O. H. Ger. arnén mĕrēri; arnón mĕtĕre: Goth. asans, f. harvest.] DER. ge-earnian.
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