ge-æfnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-æfnan
p. de; pp. ed [æfnan to perform, execute] . I. to perform, execute, perpetrate, accomplish, complete, make; perfĭcĕre, patrāre, præstāre, făcĕre He nele láþes wiht ǽngum geæfnan he will not perpetrate aught of harm to any, Exon. 96 a; Th. 357, 23; Pa. 33 : 95 b; Th. 356, 28; Pa. 18. Se eádga wer mægen unsófte elne geæfnde the blessed man with difficulty strenuously exerted his power, 49 a; Th. 168, 21; Gú. 1081. We ðæt geæfndon swá we thus accomplished it; Beo. Th. 1081; B. 538. Síe sió bǽr gearo ædre geæfned let the bier be quickly made ready, 6203; B. 3106 : 2218; B. 1107. II. to stir up, excite; excĭtāre Ic nolde þurh gielpcwide ǽfre geæfnan æbylg Godes I would not through vaunting speech ever excite the anger of God, Exon. 50 b; Th. 176, 16; Gú. 1211. III. to bear, suffer, endure; sufferre, sustĭnēre Hí sceolon ðone ryhtan dóm ǽnne geæfnan they shall suffer the one righteous doom, Exon. 27 b; Th. 84, 7; Cri. 1370. Ic yrmþu geæfnde I suffered miseries, 28 b; Th. 87, 24; Cri. 1430. v. ge-efnan.
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