fæðmian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fæðmian
fæðman; p. ade, ede; pp. ad, ed To FATHOM, embrace, contain, envelope, clasp, devour; amplecti, complecti, contĭnēre, comĕdĕre Hie léton flód fæðmian frætwa hyrde they let the flood embrace the treasures' guardian, Beo. Th. 6257; B. 3133: Andr. Kmbl. 3176; An. 1591. Feorhcynna fela fæðmeþ églond an island contains many of mortal kinds , Exon. 89 a; Th. 334, 11; Gn. Ex. 14. Wæter fæðmedon the waters enveloped them, Andr. Kmbl. 3143; An. 1574. Ðæt mínne líchaman gléd fæðmie that fire should clasp my body, Beo. Th. 5298; B. 2652. Heora geóguþe fýr fæðmade jŭvĕnes eōrum comēdit ignis, Ps. Th. 77, 63. DER. be-fæðman, ofer-: síd-fæðmed.
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