recen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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recen
adj. I. ready, prompt. v. recenian Mæg sige syllan se ðe symle byþ recon and rǽdfæst, Wald. 108; Vald. 2, 26. [Cumeð her forð, and beð alle reken, And lereð wel quat he sal speken, Gen. and Ex. 3485. Louerd, ic (Moses ) am unreken of wurdes, 2817. My rankor refrayne for þy reken (apt ) wordes, Allit. Pms. 60, 756. (See the glossary for other instances. See also rekenli in the same work, and in Sir Gawayne.) O. Frs, rekon (of a road which is clear) : L. Ger. reken. v. Richthofen. Cf. O. Sax. rekón to make ready, set in order.] II. swift, quick (cf. recene) Blác rásetteþ recen reáda líg réðe scríþeþ geond woruld bright and swift rushes the red flame, fierce strides through the world, Exon. Th. 51, 2; Cri. 810. v. full-recen. III. coming swiftly and so causing terror. (? cf. fǽr and its compounds) God ðe on Ægyptum æðele wundur worhte and recene wundar on ðam Reádan Sǽ Deus qui fecit magnalia in Ægypto, terribilia in Mari Rubro, Ps. Th. 105, 18.
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