on-hebban
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-hebban
p. -hóf (the weak form -hefde also occurs); pp. -hafen. I. to lift up, raise (the eyes, voice) Ðonne ic mec onhæbbe, and hí onhnígaþ tó mé, Exon. Th. 412, 28; Rä. 31. 7. Ðá onhóf Laurentius his égan up, Shrn. 116, 4. Petrus onhóf his stefne, Blickl. Homl. 149, 21. II. to raise (as barm does), to leaven Ne ete gé nán þing onhafenes. Ex. 12, 19. III. to take up, begin (cf. Icel. hefja to begin) Ic ðás unhýrlícan fers onhefde mid sange, Dóm. L. 2, 11. IV. to take away Óþ ðæt onhafen biþ (auferatur ) se móna, Ps. Spl. 71. 7. V. metaph. to lift up, exalt (generally in a bad sense) Ǽlc ðæra ðe hine onhefþ, hé sceal beón geeádmét. Homl. Th. i. 202, 33. Ǽlc ðe hine anhefþ, hé biþ geneoþerad, and ǽlc ðe hine geneoþeraþ, hé biþ mid weorþmynte onhafen. . . . Ac hwæt gif ic mín mód on módignesse anhófe? R. Ben. 22, 11-19. Ða de God ondrǽdaþ, and hý þurh heora gódan dǽda ne anhebbaþ, 4, 2. Héo éðelþrym onhóf, rýmde and rǽrde, Cd. Th. 98, 23; Gen. 1634. Ic tǽhte ðám rícan, ðæt hí ne onhófon hí, Homl. Th. i. 378, 18. Ne onhebbe hine nán man on his weorcum, ii. 80, 29. v. an-, á-hebban, -hefan, and next word.
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