meldian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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meldian
p. ode, ede. I. to declare, announce, tell Múþ habbaþ and ne meldiaþ wiht os habent, et non loquentur, Ps. Th. 134, 16. Hí sprecaþ unnyt sæcgeaþ and wóh meldiaþ pronuntiabunt et loquentur iniquitatem, 93, 4. Ælfréd cræft meldode Alfred displayed his art, Bt. Met. Fox Introd. 4; Met. Einl. 2. Ic sceal mód meldian swá ðú mé beódest I must tell all my mind, as thou dost bid me, Exon. 72 b; Th. 270, 10; Jul. 463. Ongan meldigan ðone hálgan wer the devil began to tell who the holy man was, Andr. Kmbl. 2341; An. 1172. Ðá geneálǽhton má hine meldigende (declaring that Peter was with Jesus ), Homl. Th. ii. 248, 32. II. to inform against, accuse Oft mec ísern scód sáre on sídan, ic swígade, nǽfre meldade monna ǽngum (never accused any man(?) or told no man ), Exon. 126 a; Th. 485, 17; Rä. 71, 15. Meldadun vel wroegdun defferuntur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 106, 17. Meldedun, 25, 26. Desequunt vel meldadan i. accusabant, 139, 15. Hé nolde meldian on his geféran ðe mid him sieredon he would not inform against his companions who had plotted with him, Bt. 16, 2; Fox 52, 20. [O. Sax. meldón to declare, betray, proclaim: O. H. Ger. meldén, meldón prodere, deferre, producere: Ger. melden.] v. ge-meldian, meldan.
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