FÝSAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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FÝSAN
p. de; pp. ed [fús ready, prompt, quick] . I. v. intrans. To hasten; festīnāre He ongan fýsan to fóre he began to hasten for the way, Cd. 138; Th. 173, 12; Gen. 2860 : Elen. Kmbl. 451; El. 226. II. v. reflex. To speed oneself, make haste, take oneself away, hasten away; se festīnāre, propĕrāre, se abrĭpĕre He ongan hine fýsan and to flote gyrwan he began speedily to prepare [lit. to speed himself and to prepare] for sailing, Andr. Kmbl. 3392; An. 1700. Gǽst hine fýseþ on écnegeard the soul hasteneth to an eternal mansion, Exon. 51 a; Th. 178, 7; Gú. 1240. He fýsde hine he hastened himself, 120 a; Th. 461, 9; Hö. 33. III. v. trans. To incite, stimulate, to send forth, drive away; stĭmŭlāre, incĭtāre, accĕlĕrāre, emittĕre Ðú here fýsest to gefeohte thou excitest the host to a battle, Andr. Kmbl. 2376; An. 1189. He fýsþ ðé of getelde emigrābit te de tabernācŭlo, Ps. Lamb. 51, 7. He fýsde forþ flána genehe he sent forth arrows abundantly, Byrht. Th. 139, 44; By. 269. Fýse hí man út of ðysan earde let them be driven out of this country, L. Eth. vi. 7; Th. i. 316, 22 : L. C. S. 4; Th. i. 378, 8. [Laym. fusen, fuse, ifusen to proceed, rush, drive : O. Sax. fúsian to incline, strive : Icel. fýsa to exhort.] DER. a-fýsan : ge-fýsed.
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