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ícan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
ícan, iécan, ícean, ýcan ; p. íhte, ícte
Wright's OE grammar
§534;
To EKE, increase, add to, augment
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  • Ðú ýcest ðine yrmþo

    thou dost increase thy misery,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2381; An. 1192.
  • Hwæt is ðis manna ðe íceþ ealdne níð

    what man is this that adds to ancient hate?

      Elen. Kmbl. 1806; El. 905.
  • Ýceþ,

      Exon. 89 a; Th. 335, 9; Gn. Ex. 31.
  • Sunne and móna iécaþ eorþwelan

    sun and moon increase the wealth of earth,

    16 b;
      Th. 38, 23; Cri. 611.
  • Ýcaþ, 119 a ; Th. 457,

      32; Hy 4, 93.
  • Ðá íhte he eft his synna

    auxit peccatum,

      Ex, 9, 34.
  • Ðǽr eác ýcte tó

    also he added thereto,

      Bd. 4, 16; S. 584, 15.
  • Iécte,

      Cd. 55; Th. 68, 25; Gen. 1122; 108; Th. 143, 9; Gen. 2376.
  • Ícte, 59 ; Th. 72, 22 ; Gen. 1190.
  • Siððan wócan ða ícton mǽgburh Caines

    afterwards were born those who increased the kindred of Cain,

      52; Th. 65, 13; Gen. 1065.
  • In eallum hí ðissum íhtan synne

    in omnibus his peccaverunt adhuc,

      Ps. Th. 77, 31.
  • Ac ða hwíle ðe hé giernþ ðæt hé his welan iéce hé ágiémeleásaþ ðæt hé forbúge his synna

    profecto enim, qui augere opes ambit, vitare peccatum negligit,

      Past. 44, 9; Swt. 331, 16.
  • Hwylc eówer mæg þencende ícan áne elne tó his anlícnesse

    quis vestrum cogitando potest adjicere ad staturam suam cubitum unum?

      Lk. Skt. 12, 25.
  • Ðú gehéte ðæt ðú hyra frumcyn ícan wolde

    thou didst promise that thou wouldest increase their race,

      Cd. 190 ; Th. 236, 8; Dan. 318.
  • Hí sculon ǽlce dæg eácan [Cott. MS. ýcan] ðæt mon ǽlce dæg wanaþ,

      Bt. 26, 2 ; Fox 94, 1.
  • Ýcan,

      Judth. 11 ; Thw. 24, 11; Jud. 183: Exon. l08 a; Th. 413, 3 ; Rä. 31, 9.
  • Ýcean

    augmentare,

      Bd. 2, 4 ; S. 505, 16.
  • Ýced

    increased,

      Exon. 53 b ; Th. 187, 25 ; Az. 36.
Etymology
[Laym. æchen, eche: Orm. ekenn: R. Glouc. Chauc. eche: O. Sax. ókian : O. H. Ger. auhhón augere, adjicere.]
Similar entries
v. eác, écan, eácan.
Linked entries
v.  íht écan.
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