on-cweðan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-cweðan
I. of animate beings, to reply, respond Oft mec slǽpwérigne secg grétan eode, ic him oncweðe, Exon. Th. 387, 18. Him Andreas oncwæð, Andr. Kmbl. 540; An. 470 : 1109; An. 555. Him Babilone weard andswarode and oncwæð, Cd. Th. 229, 3; Dan. 211 : 53, 23; Gen. 865. Judas cwæð . . . him oncwæð cáseres mǽg, Elen. Kmbl. 1334; El. 669. Stormas stánclifu beótan, him stearn oncwæð, Exon. Th. 307, 14; Seef. 23. Swilce ealle ða anlícnyssa ðe on ðære byrig tó godon gesette wǽron, ðæt hí ealle ætgædere oncwǽdon and ánre stemne clypedon, ðæt hí áweg ðanon woldon . . . and swilce ða strǽta ealle eác oncwǽdon, Homl. Skt. i. 23, 93-98. Ne sculon mæssepreóstas bútan óðrum mannum mæssan syngan, ðæt hé wite hwone hé gréte, and hwá him oncwæðe, L. E. I. 7; Th. ii. 406, 23. Ðæt hió ðære cwéne oncweðan meahton . . . swá hió him tó sóhte, Elen. Kmbl. 648; El. 324. II. of inanimate things, to echo back, give back a sound, reply Oncwyð remugiet, Hpt. Gl. 513, 12. Scyld scefte oncwyð, Fins. Th. 12; Fin. 7. Ðæt him se weald oncwyð . . . wudu eallum oncwyð, Met. 13, 46-50 : Bt. 25; Fox 88, 20. Oft oncwæð ýð óðerre, Andr. Kmbl. 884; An. 442.
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