on-feng
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-feng
es; m. [v. fón (on)]. I. laying hold of, seizing Be cirliscre fǽmnan onfeuge. Gif mon on cirliscre fǽmnan breóst gefó, L. Alf. pol. 11; Th. i. 68, 13. Be nunnena onfenge (andfencgum, MS. B.: anfenge, MS. H.), 18; Th. i. 72, 7. Be þeófes onfenge æt þiéfþe, L. In. 28; Th. i. 120, 4. Secg wundaþ beorna gehwylcne ðe him ǽnigne onféng gedéþ sedge cuts every one that lays hold of it, Runic pm. 15 ; Kmbl. 342, 14. II. taking, with the idea of wrongful taking Be wuda onfenge (andfenge, MS. H.: anfenge, MS. B.) bútan leáfe, L. In. 44; Th. i. 130, 1. Be unáliéfedes mæstennes onfenge, 49; Th. i. 132, 11. III. defence, protection (cf. and-fenga) Wǽron ða hálgan on onfenge manna sáulum, Blickl. Homl. 209, 29. IV. attack, onset, assault Wurdon hié on ðam onfenge forhte, and on fleám numen, Andr. Kmbl. 2679 ; An. 1341. Hé hine scilde wið onfengom earmra gǽsta, Exon. Th. 126, 24; Gú. 376: 133, 15; Gú. 490. v. an-feng.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.