elnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
elnian
part. elnende; p. ode, ade; pp. od, ad [ellen strength] . I. to make strong, strengthen; confortāre Elnode he hine and sæt upp confortātus sēdit in lectŭlo, Gen. 48, 2. II. to strive with zeal after another, endeavour to be equal, emulate; æmŭlāre, zēlāre Nyl ðú elnian betwih awergde, ne elnende ðú sié dónde unrehtwísnisse nōli æmŭlāre inter mălignantes, neque æmŭlātus fueris făcientes iniquĭtātem, Ps. Surt. 36, 1, 7. Ic elnode [elnade, Ps. Th. 72, 2] ofer ða unrihtwísan zēlāvi sŭper inīquos, Ps. Spl. C. 72, 3. Ne elna ðú ne æmŭlēris, Ps. Surt. 36, 8. DER. ge-elnian.
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