of-gangan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
of-gangan
I. to require:-Ic ofgange exigo, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 6 ; Som. 32, 13. Eówer blód ic ofgange (requiram) æt eallum wilddeorum and eác æt ðam men ; of ðæs weres handa ic ofgange ðæs mannes líf. Gen. 9, 5. II. to extort, exact what is not due:-Ofgang ða mádmas extort (from St. Lawrence) the treasures (of the church, about which he would say nothing), Homl. i. 420, 26. III. to acquire, obtain Syle mé ðínne wíneard . . . ic ðe (Naboth) óðerne finde oððe mid feó ofgange give me thy vineyard . . . I will find thee another or will acquire it by purchase, Homl. Skt. i. 18, 175. Ne sý nan man ðe ðyses landes ǽniges dǽles brúke, bútan hé hit ofgange æt ðám híwum mid rihtum landrihte, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 435, 34. v. preceding word.
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