ge-wítnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wítnian
p. ode; pp. od To punish, chastise Se ðe mihte hine sóna on helle gewítnian he that could at once punish him in hell, Blickl. Homl. 33, 30: Homl. Th. ii. 124, 22. Ic gewítnige punio, Ælfc. Gr. 30; Som. 34, 57. Hwí wurdon ða synfullan mid wætere gewítnode? On Noes dagum gewítnode God manna gálnysse mid wætere ... why were the sinful punished with water? In Noah's days God punished men's wantonness with water..., Boutr. Scrd. 22, 30: Gen. 20, 18. Se man wæs stranglíce gewítnad the man was severely punished, Shrn. 73, 13: Beo. Th. 6138; B. 3073.
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