gifan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gifan
gyfan, giefan, geofan, giofan; ic gife; ðú gifest, gifst; he gifeþ, gifþ, pl. gifaþ; p. geaf, gæf, gaf, gef, ðú geáfe, géfe, pl. geáfon, géfon; pp. gifen, giefen, gyfen To give; dare, impertire Hwá meahte me swelc gewit gifan who could give to me such perception? Cd. 32; Th. 42, 10; Gen. 672. Ic gife impertior, Ælfc. Gr. 37; Som. 39, 13. Gife ic hit ðé I will give it thee, Cd. 32; Th. 42, 26; Gen. 679. Us drincan gifest potum dabis nobis, Ps. Th. 79, 5. Hwæt gifst ðú me quid dabis mihi, Gen. 15, 2. God gifeþ gleáw word godspellendum dominus dabit verbum evangelizantibus, Ps. Th. 67, 12: Hy. 7, 102; Hy. Grn. ii. 289, 102: Ælfc. Gr. 7; Som. 6, 22: Ps. Th. 68, 27. He nallas beágas geaf he gave no rings, Beo. Th. 3443; B. 1719. Gæf wæstm his dedit fructum suum, Ps. Spl. T. 66, 5. Him scippend geaf [gaf, MS. A.] wuldor-lícne wlite the Creator gave it wondrous beauty, Salm. Kmbl. 114; Sal. 56. Gé him hleoþ géfon ye gave them shelter, Exon. 27 b; Th. 83, 11; Cri. 1354 Weoruda waldend ðé wist gife heofonlícne, hláf the Lord of hosts grant to thee food, heavenly bread, Andr. Kmbl. 776; An. 388. On Moyses hand wearþ wíg gifen into Moses' hand martial force was given, Cd. 173; Th., 216, 11; Dan. 5. Ðǽr wurdon ða áðas gesworene his dohter ðam Cásere to gifene oaths were then sworn there to give [in marriage] his daughter to the emperor, Chr. 1109; Erl. 242, 23. [Laym. Orm. Chauc. Piers P. ȝiven: O. Sax. geƀan: Goth. giban: Icel. gefa: O. Frs. jeva: O. H. Ger. geban.] DER. a-, æt-, ed-, for-, of-gifan.
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