FINDAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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FINDAN
to findanne; ic finde, ðú findest, findst, fintst, finst, he findeþ, fint, pl. findaþ; p. fand, fond, funde, pl. fundon; pp. funden; v. trans. To FIND, invent, imagine, devise, contrive, order, dispose, arrange, determine; invĕnīre, dispōnĕre, consŭlĕre Híg ne mihton náne findan non invēnērunt, Mt. Bos. 26, 60: Bd. 1, 15; S. 483, 39. Ne mihte earmsceapen áre findan nor might the poor wretch find pity, Andr. Kmbl. 2260; An. 1131: 1960; An. 982. To findanne to find, Ps. Th. 76, 16. Ic hine finde ferþ staðelian I find him strengthening his spirit, Exon. 7ia; Th. 264, 14; Jul. 364: 67a; Th. 247, 20; Jul. 81. Ðǽr ðú wraðe findest there thou shall find help, Elen. Kmbl. 168; El. 84: Andr. Kmbl. 2698; An. 1351. Findst ðú ðǽr fíf mǽgþa thou findest there five generations, Boutr. Scrd. 22, 19, 20. Finst ðú thou findest, Bt. 18, 3; Fox 66, 11. Se ðe forstolen flǽsc findeþ he who finds stolen flesh, L. In. 17; Th. i. 114, 2. Nimþ eall ðæt hió fint she will seize all she finds, Bt. Met. Fox 13, 68; Met. 13, 34. Ðǽr hí fulle dagas findaþ sóna dies plēni invĕnientur in eis, Ps. Th. 72, 8: 64, 10. Se cyning to nytnysse fand his leódum rex ūtĭlĭtāli suæ gentis consŭluit, Bd. 2, 16; S. 520, 3. Heó nó reste fand she found no rest, Cd. 72; Th. 87, 30; Gen. 1456: 94; Th. 123, 6; Gen. 2040. Ic grundhyrde fond I found the ground-keeper, Beo. Th. 4279; B. 2136: Exon. 49b; Th. 171, 2; Gú. 1120. Ic funde I found, Beo. Th. 2977; B. 1486: Gen. 12, 20. Ðú fundest thou foundest, Ps. Th. 16, 3. Swá we ǽr fundon as we before determined, L. Alf. pol. 18; Th. i. 72, 10. Wolde ic ðæt ðú funde ða I would that thou wouldst find them, Elen. Kmbl. 2157; El. 1080: Cd. 72; Th. 87, 6; Gen. 1444. Se cyng hæfde funden, ðæt. . . the king had contrived, that . . , Chr. 918; Erl. 104, 3. [Piers P. fynden: Laym. finde, finden, ifinde, uinde, uinden: Orm. findenn: Plat. finnen: O. Sax. findan: Frs. fynnen: O. Frs. finna: Dut. vinden: Ger. finden: M. H. Ger. vinden: O. H. Ger. findan: Goth. finþan: Dan. finde: Swed. finna: Icel. finna.] DER. a-findan, an-, ge-, ofer-, on-, to-.
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