on-lúcan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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on-lúcan
I. literally, to unlock, open Ðæs ceasterhlides onlúcan . . . ða fæstan locu nǽnig óðer eft onlúceþ, Exon. Th. 20, 7-20. Onlaec reserat, Wrt. Voc. ii. 119, 2. Suelce ic gesáwe sume duru onlocene, Past. 21, 3; Swt. 155, 6. II. metaph. to open, disclose, reveal Ðæt word ðære þreáunge is cǽg forðam hit oft onlýcþ (anlýcþ, Hatt. MS.) and geopenaþ ða scylde clavis est sermo correptionis; quia culpam detegit, Past. 15, 2; Swt. 90, 11. Hié ne ongietaþ ná hú suíðe hié onlúcaþ hiera mód mid ðæm unþeáwe ofermétta quantum se vitiis superbiendo aperiat, non agnoscit, 38, 1; Swt. 271, 22. Módhord onleác and ðus wordum cwæþ, Andr. Kmbl. 344; An. 172. Leóþucræft onleác, Elen. Kmbl. 2499; El. 1251. Wordhord onleác, Beo. Th. 524; B. 259. Engla helm tuddorspéd onleác (revoked the sentence of barrenness ), Cd. Th. 166, 24; Gen. 2752. Hwylc ðæs hordgates, cǽgan cræfte, ða clamme onleác, Exon. Th. 429, 30; Rä. 43, 12. Wærc in gewód líchord onleác pain hath invaded me, hath opened to itself a way within my body, 163, 31; Gú. 1002: 170, 26; Gú. 1117. Ðæt mon onlúce ða heardan heortan duritiam cordis aperire, Past. 21, 3; Swt. 155, 2. Onlúcan gástes cǽgon, Cd. Th. 211, 6; Exod. 522. Ic hæbbe lárcræftas onlocen, Salm. Kmbl. 5; Sal. 3.
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