ge-cweðan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-cweðan
he -cweðeþ, -cwyþ; p. ic, he -cwæþ, ðú -cwǽde, pl. -cwǽdon; pp. -cweden To say, speak, call, pronounce, agree, resolve, order; dīcĕre, lŏqui, profāri, pronunciāre, pangĕre, stătuĕre Se nǽfre nǽnig word gecweðan mihte qui ne ūnum quĭdem sermōnum unquam profāri pŏtĕrat, Bd. 5, 2 S. 614, 43. He ðæt word gecwæþ he spake the word, Elen. Kmbl. 687; El. 344 : 878; El. 440 : Andr. Kmbl. 1791; An. 898 : 2600; An. 1301. Ðe Drihten wið eów gecwæþ quod pĕpĭgit vobiscum Dŏmĭnus, Deut. 9, 9. Hí ǽfre ǽlcne Deniscne cyng útlah of Engla lande gecwǽdon they pronounced every Danish king an outlaw from England for ever, Chr. 1014; Erl. 150, 34. On ðære stówe ðe is gecweden Creacan ford in the place which is called Crayford, Chr. 456; Th. 22, 5, col. 2, 3 : H. R. 105, 9. Éce Drihten gecwyþ the Lord eternal shall speak, Cd. 227; Th. 304, 9; Sat. 627. Ðú gecwǽde ðæt ðú ne alǽte dóm gedreósan thou saidst that thou wouldst not let thy greatness sink, Beo. Th. 5322; B. 2664. Swá seó stefn gecwæþ thus spake the voice, Cd. 202; Th. 251, 10; Dan. 561 : 203; Th. 252, 22; Dan. 582. Iulianus se cásere gecwæþ to gefeohte the emperor Julian gave order for a battle, Homl. Th. ii. 502, 4. Swá hit gecweden wæs as it was agreed, L. Ath. v. § 12, 1; Th. i. 240, 32 : L. A. G. prm; Th. i. 152, 4. Ða deófolgildan gecwǽdon ðæt hí woldon ðone apostol to heora hǽðenscipe geneádian the idolaters agreed to force the apostle to their idolatry, Homl. Th. i. 70, 24; H. R. 101, 20. [Laym. i-queðen : Goth. ga-kwithan to agree : O. Sax. gi-queðan to speak, declare : O. H. Ger. gi-quedan dicere.]
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