ge-metgian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-metgian
-metegian, -metigian; p. ode; pp. od. I. v. trans. To measure, moderate, temper, regulate, order, govern, restrain; mensurare, temperare, moderare, regere Heora wíte biþ gemetegod ǽlcum be his geearnungum their punishment shall be measured to every one by his deserts, Homl. Th. i. 294, 6. Efne gemetegode ðú settest dagas míne ecce mensurabiles posuisti dies meos, Ps. Spl. 38, 7. Hine selfne of dúneastígende he cúðe gemetgian his hiéremonnum se auditoribus condescendendo noverat temperare, Past. 16, 2; Swt. 101, 15; Hat. MS. 21 a, 2: 35, 1; Swt. 237, 23; Hat. MS. 45 a; 4. Á sceal ðæt wiðerwearde ðæt óðer wiðerwearde gemetgian ever must the contrary moderate the other contrary, Bt. 21; Fox 74, 19: 40, 3; Fox 238, 25: Bt. Met. Fox 11, 107; Met. 11, 54. Gif ðú ne gemetgodest céle and hǽto if thou didst not moderate cold and heat, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 224; Met. 20, 112: Salm. Kmbl. 879; Sal. 439. Beorhte steorran móna gemetgaþ the moon tempers the bright stars, Bt. Met. Fox 4, 17; Met. 4, 9. Se gemetgaþ ðne bridel he regulates the bridle, Bt. 36, 2; Fox 174, 18. God gemetgaþ ealla gesceafta God regulates all creatures, Bt. 39, 13; Fox 234, 9: Bt. Met. Fox 13, 10; Met. 13, 5: 24, 78; Met. 24, 39. II. to measure in the mind, to deliberate, meditate on; deliberare, meditari Ic on ðínum bebodum móte gemetgian rǽd meditabor in mandatis tuis, Ps. Th. 118, 47. III. v. intrans. To become moderate, to moderate one's self; moderari, temperari Him gemetgaþ eall éðles leóma to them shall all the bright fire of their home moderate itself, Elen. Kmbl. 2584; El. 1293. v. metgian.
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