heófan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heófan
p. de To lament, grieve, wail, mourn Hungre heófeþ laments for hunger, Exon. 91 b; Th. 342, 30: Gn. Ex. 150. Heófaþ mid handum [Ps. Th. wépaþ and heówaþ] plaudite manibus, Ps. Spl. T. 46, 1: 97, 8. Wé heófdon and gé ne weópon lamentavimus et non plorastis, Lk. Skt. 7, 32. Gif hé mid inweardre heortan heófe if he heartily grieve, L. Pen. 8; Th. ii. 280, 10. Heófende spræc lamenting he spoke, Andr. Kmbl. 3113; An. 1559. Álegdon ðá tó middes mǽrne þeóden hæleþ hiófende hláford leófne warriors lamenting laid down in their midst the great prince, the lord beloved, Beo. Th. 6275; B. 3142. [Goth. hiufan; p. hauf, v. Lk. 7, 32: O. Sax. heoƀandi, hioƀandi, part. pres: O. H. Ger. hiufit luget; hiufanti luctuosus.] v. heófian, heáfan.
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