ge-dafenian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ge-dafenian
-dafnian, -dæfnia; p. ode; pp. od To be becoming or fit, to behove; decere, convĕnīre : chiefly used impersonally, it behoves, it is becoming or fit, ought; dĕcet, oportet Ic axige hwæðer hit mihte gedafnian Abrahame I will ask whether it was becoming to Abraham, Boutr. Scrd. 21, 47. Láreówum gedafenaþ ðæt hí mid wísdómes sealte geleáffulra manna mód sylton it befits teachers that they salt the minds of believing men with the salt of wisdom, Homl. Th. ii. 536, 16 : L. E. I. 24; Th. ii. 420, 32. Me gedæfnaþ me oportet, Jn. Skt. Lind. 9, 4. Ðé gedæfneþ te oportet, 3, 7. Ðé gedafenaþ te dĕcet, Ps. Th. 64, 1 : 92, 7 : Ælfc. Gr. 33; Som. 37, 20 : Andr. Kmbl. 633; An. 317. Me gedafenaþ óðrum ceastrum Godes ríce bodian aliis civitātĭbus oportet me evangelizāre regnum Dei, Lk. Bos. 4, 43 : Ælfc. Gr. 33; Som. 37, 21. Gedafenode dĕcuit, 33; Som. 37, 21 : Bd. 4, 11; S. 579. 11. Hit gedafnode ðæt se Ælmihtiga ǽrest ðæt hwílendlíce leóht geworhte it was becoming that the Almighty first created the temporary light, Boutr. Scrd. 19, 4 : 21, 39. Gedæfnad is ús decet nos, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 3, 15.
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