heorcnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heorcnian
hercnian; p. ode To hearken, listen Gúþlác eode sóna út and háwode and hercnode Guthlac went out directly and looked and listened, Guthl. 6; Gdwin. 42, 15. Ypolitus mid geþylde heora wordum heorcnode Hippolytus listened to their words with patience, Homl. Th. i. 442, 2. Maria gesæt ær Godes fótum his word heorcnigende Mary sat at the feet of God hearkening to his words, ii. 440, 16. Ðæt hit tó hefigtýme ne þince ðám heorcnigendum that it may not seem too tedious to the listeners, 72, 23. [Orm. herrcnenn: A. R. hercnen: Laym. hercnede; p: Chauc. herkneth.]
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