efnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
efnan
p. ede, de; pp. ed; v. trans. I. to throw down, prostrate, level, lay low; prosternĕre Ic efne to eorþan ealdne ceorl I throw down the old churl to earth. Exon. 107 b; Th. 409, 28; Rä. 28, 8. II. to perform, execute, labour, achieve; patrāre, perpetrāre, facĕre, præstāre Ic ǽ ðíne efne and healde custōdiam lēgem tuam. Ps. Th. 118, 44: 118, 131, 143. Óþ-ðæt his byre mihte eorlscipe efnan until his son might achieve a valorous deed, Beo. 5237; B. 2622. Ðe ǽr eorlscipe efnde who before performed valorous deeds, 6006; B. 3007. Hie efndon unrihtdóm they executed unrighteousness. Cd. 181; Th. 227, 7; Dan. 183. Hie ðat efnedon sóna they performed that soon, Elen. Kmbl. 1423; El. 713. Efn elne ðis perform this boldly, Exon. 80 a; Th. 300, 18; Fä. 8. DER. ge-efnan.
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