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Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Conjunction
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
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gief, gyf, gib; conj. with indic. or subj. If, though, whether For ðý me þyncþ betre gif iów swǽ þyncþ therefore it seems to me better, if it seems so to you, Past. pref; Swt. 7, 6. Gif hie brecaþ his gebodscipe if they break his commandment, Cd. 22; Th. 28, 3; Gen. 434. Gif ic ǽnegum þegne þeóden-mádmas forgeáfe if to any follower I gave princely treasures, 22; Th. 26, 19; Gen. 409. Gif ðú him wuht hearmes gesprǽce he forgifþ hit ðeáh though thou didst speak to him aught of harm yet will he forgive it, 30; Th. 41, 23; Gen. 661. Frægn gif him wǽre niht getǽse asked whether the night had been pleasant to him, Beo. Th. 2643; B. 1319. Ðú wást gif hit is swá we secgan hýrdon thou knowest if it is as we heard say, 550; B. 272. [Laym. ȝif: Orm. ȝiff: Piers P. Chauc. ȝif, if: O. Frs. jef.]
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