ge-wealdan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wealdan
p. -weóld; pp. -wealden To wield, rule, have power over, command, control, cause. I. with gen Ic gewealde ealles middaneardes I rule all the world, Homl. Th. ii. 308, 21. Gregorius ðæs pápan setles geweóld Gregory ruled the papal see, 132, 18. Búton ðú eác úre gewelde except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us, Num. 16, 13. Gif he abilhþe áhwám on unriht áhwár geweólde gebéte hit georne and gif him abulge ǽnig man swíðe forgife ðæt if he anywhere have wrongly been the cause of offence to any man, let him diligently make amends; and if any man have much offended him, let him forgive it, L. Pen. 16; Th. ii. 284, 7. Wǽpna gewealdan to wield weapons, Beo. Th. 3022; B. 1509. Swá heó ðæs unlǽdan eáðost mihte wel gewealdan so she most easily might have complete power over the wretch, Judth. 10; Thw. 23, 3; Jud. 103. II. with acc Se ðe gewylt ða ðe he gesceóp he who rules those whom he created, Homl. Th. ii. 72, 27: Th. Chart. 239, 37. Ðe ealne middangeard geweóld who ruled all the world, Homl. Th. i. 80, 7. Hálig God geweóld wígsigor holy God controlled victory in battle, Beo. Th. 3112; B. 1554. III. with instr Nú leng ne miht gewealdan ðý weorce now canst thou no longer control the work, Andr. Kmbl. 2729; An. 1367: Exon. 50 b; Th. 175, 24; Gú. 1199. Cyning geweóld his gewitte the king got command of his senses, Beo. Th. 5399; B. 2703.
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