ge-swícan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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ge-swícan
ic -swíce, ðú -swícest, -swícst, he -swíceþ. -swícþ, pl. -swícaþ; p. -swác, pl. -swicon; pp. -swicen To leave off, desist, stop, cease, rest from, turn from, withdraw, relinquish, fail, deceive, betray; intermittere, desistere, cessare, quiescere, requiescere, deserere, discedere, relinquere, deficere, fallere, prodere. I. v. n He nolde geswícan he would not cease, L. Ælfc. C. 3; Th. ii. 344, 5. Ne wolde ic fram ðínum bebodum geswícan a mandatis tuis non erravi, Ps. Th. 118, 110. Ic gedó, ðæt hira gemynd geswícþ of eallum mannum cessare faciam ex hominibus memoriam eorum. Deut. 32, 26. Geswác se wind cessavit ventus, Mt. Bos. 14, 32: Lk. Bos. 5, 4: 11, 1: Gen. 8, 22. Ic geswíce oððe ic forlǽte oððe ic me reste quiesco, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 1; Som. 30, 28. Geswác æt sæcce Beówulfes sweord Beowulf's sword failed in the conflict, Beo. Th. 5355; B. 2681. Gesuícas mentientes, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 5, 11. II. with the genitive Wile heó ðæs síðes geswícan it will desist from its course, Salm. Kmbl. 647; Sal. 323. Gif he unrǽdes ne geswíceþ if he desist not from mischief, Exon. 107 b; Th. 410, 7; Rä. 28, 12. Bútan he ðæs yfles geswíce except he desist from evil, Ps. Lamb fol. 183 b, 20. Hí ðæs gefeohtes geswicon they stopped the fight, Ors. 3, 1; Bos. 54, 29. Ðæs fixnoþes geswícan to cease from fishing, Homl. Th. ii. 516, 11. Gif ðú unrǽdes ne geswícest if thou cease not from evil counsel, Exon. 67 b; Th. 250, 1; Jul. 120. Gif we ðæs unrihtes geswícaþ if we cease from evil, Elen. Kmbl. 1030; El. 516. Gerǽddon [gerædden, MS.] ða witan ðæt man ǽlces yfeles geswác the witan decreed that men should cease from every kind of evil, Chr. 1048; Erl. 178, 33: Ps. Th. 58, 4. Hí nǽfre heora yfeles geswicon they never ceased from their evil, Chr. 1001; Erl. 137, 20. He geswác hys weorces he rested from his work, Gen. 2, 3. Gé hellfirena sweartra geswícaþ ye turn from black hell-crimes. Exon. 98 a; Th. 366, 4; Reb. 7. Geswícaþ ðære synne turn from that sin, Cd. 113; Th. 149, 1; Gen. 2468. Geswíc ðisses setles relinquish this seat, Exon. 36 b; Th. 119, 3; Gú. 249. III. with the dative Hí ðære heregunge geswicon they ceased the ravaging, Chr. 994; Erl. 132, 32. Hí geswicon ðære fyrdinge they withdrew from the expedition, 1016; Erl. 153, 29. Ðæt hí woldon [woldan, MS.] Rómánum geswícan that they would relinquish the Romans, Ors. 5, 10; Bos. 108, 29. Ðæt ic ðínum lárum geswíce that I relinquish thy doctrines, Andr. Kmbl. 2582; An. 1292. Wélandes geworc ne geswíceþ monna ǽnigum Weland's work deceiveth not any [of] men, Wald. 3; Vald. 1, 2. Seó ecg geswác þeódne the edge failed its Lord, Beo. Th. 3053; B. 1524. Earm biþ se him his frýnd geswícaþ miserable is he whom his friends betray, Exon. 89 a; Th. 335, 22; Gn. Ex. 37. Ne ǽnig iuih giswíca nemo vos seducat, Rtl. 13, 29. Hine manoden ðæt he ne geswice Godes word to bodigenne admonished him not to cease preaching God's word, Shrn. 13, 33.
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