impe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
impe
[?], an; f. An imp, scion, graft, shoot Ðæt is sió hálige gesomnung Godes folces ðæt eardaþ on æppeltúnum ðonne hie wel begáþ hira plantan and hiera impan óþ hié fulweaxne beóþ ecclesia quippe in hortis habitat, quæ ad viriditatem intimam exculta plantaria virtutum servat, Past. 49, 2 ; Swt. 381, 17. [Gunge impen me bigurt mid þornes, A. R. 378. 24 : Yzet mid guode ympen. Þe ilke ympen byeþ þe virtues, Ayenb. 94, 34 : I was the coventes gardyner, for to graffe ympes, Piers P. 5, 137 : Prompt. Parv. impe or graffe surculus : cf. O. H. Ger. impitunga insertio; ga-impitón inserere, Grff. i. 262: and see Skeat's Etym. Dict. imp.]
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