rignan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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rignan
rínan; p. rínde. [A strong preterite occurs in the Blickling Gloss, rán pluit. Cf. In Elyes tyme heuene was yclosed þat no reyne ne rone (roon, MS. W.: roen, MS. R.: ron, MS. B.: raynade, MS. C.), Piers P. 14, 62.] I. to rain, to cause rain to fall, a. with the agent expressed Ic ríne pluo, Ælfc. Gr. 28; Som. 30, 53. Hé rýnde ofer synfullan grin, Ps. Spl. 10, 7. Hit ágan rínan xl. daga and xl. nihta tósomne ðæm mǽstan réne, and seó eorþe rínde ealswá swíðe of hire eásprencgum angén ðam heofenlican flóde, Wulfst. 217, 1. Hét hé ða wídan duru wolcen ontýnan heá of heofenum and hider rignan manna mandavit nubibus desuper, et januas coeli aperuit; et pluit illis manna manducare, Ps. Th. 77, 25. b. with the agent not expressed Rínþ pluit, Ælfc. Gr. 22; Som. 24, 6. Hit rínde feówertig daga, Gen. 7, 12 : Mt. Kmbl. 7, 27. Hyt rínde fýr and swefl of heofone plait ignem et sulphur de coelo, Lk. Skt. 17, 29. Swá gelíc swá ... sý fýr onǽled and ðín heall gewyrmed and hit ríne and sníwe and styrme úte, Bd. 2, 13; S. 516, 17. Drihten lét rínan hagol pluit Dominus grandinem, Ex. 9, 24. Hé lǽt rínan (regneþ,and ða unrihtwísan, Mt. Kmbl. 5, 45. II. to rain, to fall (of rain) Ríneþ blódig regn æt ǽfen a bloody rain shall fall at even, Blickl. Homl. 91, 34. Mon geseah weallan blód of eorþan and rínan meolc of heofonum sanguine e terra, lac visum est manare de coelo, Ors. 4, 3; Swt. 162, 7. [Goth. rignjan : Icel. rigna, regna : O. H. Ger. reganón.]
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