lengan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
lengan
p. de To make or to become long, protract, delay, extend, lengthen Lengeþ, Exon. 107 b: Th. 411, 6; Rä. 29, 8. Ðá lengde hit man swá lange it was so long delayed, Chr. 1052; Erl. 183, 10. Ne lengde ðá leóda aldor wítegena wordcwyde ac hé wíde beád metodes mihte the prince was not slow to heed the prophet's words, but widely proclaimed the might of the Lord, Cd. 208; Th. 256, 25; Dan. 646. Hyre lof lengde geond londa fela her praise extended through many lands, Exon. 86 a; Th. 324, 23; Víd. 99. Giestas lisse lengdon the guests prolonged their pleasure, 94 a; Th. 353, 13; Reim.12. Hí lengdon (prolongaverunt ) unrihtwísnyssa heora, Ps. Spl. 128, 3. [Havel. lenge to prolong: Ayenb. lenge to delay: Piers P. lenge to delay, tarry: Icel. lengja to lengthen, prolong: O. H. Ger. lengjan protrahere, differre.] DER. gelengan.
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