of-unnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Preterite-Present
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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of-unnan
I. in a bad sense, to begrudge a person (dat. ) anything (gen. ), wish to deprive a person of anything Se biþ ðæm ísene gelíc se ðe ofan his níhstan his lífes ferro utitur, qui vitae proximi insidiatur, Past- 37. 3: Swt- 269, 7. Se ðe (the devil) him (hermits) lífes ofonn, Exon. Th. 107, 10; Gú. 56: 265, 7; Jul. 377. II. to refuse to grant: — Ðám ðe gé forgifenysse ofunnon him biþ oftogen seó forgyfenys to whom ye refuse forgiveness, from them shall forgiveness be withheld, Homl. Th. i. 370, 8. [O. Sax. af-unnan: cf. O. H. Ger. ab-unst invidia, livor : Ger. ab-gunst: Icel. af-und (öfund).]
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