mis-fón
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong, Contracted
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mis-fón
to fail to take, to mistake Ic hwílum gecoplíce funde ac ic nú gerádra worda misfó once I readily invented, but now I fail to get appropriate words, Bt. 2; Fox 4, 9. Be ðǽm ðe on cyricean misfón. Gif hwylc bróðor wǽgþ and misféhþ (makes a mistake ) on boduncge sealma, R. Ben. 71, 4-5. Wín gedéþ, ðæt furþon witan oft misfóþ and fram rihtum geleáfan búgan, 65, 5. Ðý læs ǽnig ðære tale brúce ðæt hé ðý dæge misfénge (mistook the day), Lchdm. iii. 442, 3. [Mine songe þah he beó god me hine mai misfonge (mis-apply, take wrongly ), O. and N. 1374: cf. Icel. mis-fangi a taking one thing for another.]
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