ge-ágnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-ágnian
-áhnian; to -ágnianne, -áhnianne; p. ode, ade, ede; pp. od, ad, ed To own, possess, inherit, appropriate to one's self, claim as one's own; possĭdēre, herēdĭtāre, vindĭcāre sibi Hwí sceal he him ánum geágnian ðæt him bám is forgifen why should he appropriate to himself only that which is given to both? Homl. Th. ii. 102, 29 : Ors. 5, 4; Bos. 104, 17 : Cd. 86; Th. 109, 27; Gen. 1829. Nán man hit náh to geáhnianne [geágnianne MS. A.] no man ought to claim possession of it, L. C. S. 24; Th. i. 390, 13. Ic geáhnige possĭdeo, Ælfc. Gr. 26, 5; Som. 29, 5. He his gecorenan on ðisum middanearde géágnaþ he owns his chosen in this world, Homl. Th. ii. 72, 28. Ða geyrfweardiaþ oððe geáhniaþ land ipsi herēdĭtābunt terram, Ps. Lamb. 36, 9. Ðú geágnadest, Ps. Th. 79, 16. Parthe him ðæt ríce geáhnedon the Parthians took the kingdom to themselves, Ors. 5, 4; Bos. 104, 35. Óþ-ðæt se ágenfrigea him ðæt orf geáhnige till the proprietor claims the cattle for his own, L. Edg. S. 11; Th. i. 276, 16. Sceal monna gehwilc wesan geágnod me every man shall be appropriated to me, Cd. 106; Th. 140, 1; Gen. 2321. [Goth. ga-áiginón : Laym. iahnien.]
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