ge-dúfan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-dúfan
he -dýfþ; p. -deáf, we -dufon; pp. -dofen; v. intrans. To plunge, to duck, sink, dive, be drowned; mergi Heó gedúfan sceolun in ðone deópan wælm they must dive into the deep fire, Cd. 213; Th. 266, 30; Sat. 30 : Exon. 41 a; Th. 137, 6; Gú. 555. Gedeáf sank, Ors. 4, 6; Bos. 85, 38. Ðæt ðæt sweord gedeáf so that the sword dived, Beo. Th. 5394; B. 2700 : Cd. 228; Th. 306, 27; Sat. 670. Ðá gedufon hí ealle and adruncon then they all sank and were drowned, Ors. 1, 7; Bos. 30, 24. He wearþ gedofen coepit mergi, Mt. Bos. 14, 13.
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