higian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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higian
p. ode To hie, hasten, strive Ðonne hé higaþ tó ðǽm godcundum þingum ánum cum ad sola, quæ interiora sunt, nititur, Past. 14, 3, Swt. 83, 14. Se ðonne se ðe suá higaþ tó andweardnesse his scippendes qui igitur sic ad auctoris speciem anhelat, 14, 6; Swt. 87, 10. Se ðe æfter ðæm higaþ ðaet hé eádig síe on ðisse woralde qui festinat ditari, Past. 44, 9; Swt. 331, 14. Higaþ ealle mægne ðæt hé wolde . . . strives with all his might to . . . , Bt. 30, 1; Fox 110, 4: Bt. Met. Fox 13, 130; Met. 13, 65. Gehiéren ða reáferas ða ðe higiaþ wið ðæs ðæt hie willaþ óðre men bereánan hwæt be him gecweden is cum aliena rapere intendunt, audiant, quad scriptum est, Past. 44, 8; Swt. 329, 16. Ðætte suá hwelc suá inweard higige tó gangenne on ða duru ðæs écean lífes ut, quisquis intrare æternitatis januam nititur, 16, 5; Swt. 105, 14: Bt. 22, 2; Fox 78, 18: 37, 2; Fox 118, 16. Ða ðe hé gesyhþ tó Gode higian those that he sees striving towards God, Blickl. Homl. 29, 22. Hé sceal simle higian ðæt hé weorþe geedniwad he must ever strive to be renewed. Past. 22, 1; Swt. 169, 10. [Orm. hiȝhenn: Laym. hiȝeden, p. pl: A. R. hien: Piers P. hyed, hiȝed, p: Wick. hiȝed, pp.]
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