rómian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
rómian
p. ode; with gen. To strive after Is ðes ænga stede (hell) ungelíc swíðe ðam óðrum ðe wé ǽr cúðon on heofonríce ... ðeáh wé hine for ðam Alwealdan ágan ne móston rómigan úres ríces though we are prevented by the Almighty from possessing our former place and from striving after our former power (cf. Ic eom ríces leás as marking the inability for further striving on the part of Lucifer, 24, 3; Gen. 372), Cd. Th. 23, 15; Gen. 350. [The word seems to be the O. Sax. rómón, to aim at, strive after; cf. rómód gí rehtoro things, Hel. 1690. O. H. Ger. rámen (with gen.) intendere.]
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