ge-openian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-openian
-openigean; p. ode; pp. od, ad. I. trans. To open, manifest, shew, reveal He bæd him engla weard geopenigean uncúðe wyrd he prayed the guardian of angels to reveal to him the unknown fate, Elen. Kmbl. 2201; El. 1102. Se anweald geopenaþ his yfel and gedéþ hit sweotol power reveals his evil and makes it plain, Bt. 16, 3; Fox 56, 20: Salm. Kmbl. 266, 2. He his godcundnysse, mihta mid ðam tácne geopenode he revealed the powers of his divinity with that miracle, Homl. Th. 1 54, 31: Gen. 18, 20. He heofonan ríces infær geopenode he opened an entrance to the kingdom of heaven, Homl. Th. ii. 128, 24: 260, 11: i. 78, 27. Geopena ongeán me lífes geat open to me the gate of life, 76, 3. Ðæt he geopenige that he shew, Past. 21; Swt. 159, 24; Hat. MS. God hine onwrýhþ ðeáh ðe wit hine ne geopenian God will reveal it though we two do not make it manifest, Blickl. Homl. 187, 17. Geopenod opened, 9, 8. II. intrans. To open Ðá geopenode seó sǽ togeánes Moysen the sea opened before Moses, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 63, 228.
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