ge-wilnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-wilnian
-wilnigan, to -wilnienne; p. ode; pp. od [wilnian to desire] To wish, desire, expect, seek, strive for; cŭpĕre, concŭpiscĕre, desīdĕrāre, expĕtĕre, ambīre Reáflácum nylle gé gewilnian răpīnas nōlīte concŭpiscĕre, Ps. Spl. 61, 10: Ps. Spl. 118, 20. Godes þegenas sceolon to ðam écan lífe ǽfre gewilnian God's servants must ever strive after the life everlasting, Boutr. Scrd. 21, 44. He ne sceal gewilnian ða woruldlícan þingc he must not desire the things of this world, 22, 44. Ðæt sum sume swíðe ondryslícu, and eác to gewilnienne secgende wæs ut quīdam multa et trĕmenda, et desīdĕranda narrāvĕrit, Bd. 5, 12; S. 627, 3. Ic gewilnige [gewilnie, MS. D,] cŭpio, Ælfc. Gr. 35; Som. 38, 8: 28, 1; Som. 30, 39. Ic gewilnige ambio, 30, 5; Som. 35, 8. Ǽlc ðæra ðe wíf gesyhþ and hyre gewilnaþ omnis, qui vīdĕrit mŭliĕrem ad concupiscendum eam, Mt. Bos. 5, 28. Ic nánes eorþlíces gestreónes ne flǽsclíces lustes ne gewilnige I desire no earthly treasure nor fleshly pleasure, Homl. Th. i. 458, 31: 512, 13. Gif hwá gewilnigeþ to gewitane if any one desires to know, Chr. 1086; Erl. 221, 10. Gewilnod ambĭtus, Ælfc. Gr. 30, 5; Som. 35, 10.
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