sægen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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sægen
sæcgen, segen, e; f. I. a saying, statement, assertion Ðá sægde se Clitus ðæt Philippus máre hæfde gedón ðonne hé. Hé ðá Alexander áhleóp, and hiene for ðære sægene ofslóg, Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 130, 30. Heora biscopas from hiora godum sǽden ðæt hié ðæt gefeoht forbuden. Ac Papirius ða biscepas for ðære sægene swíðe bismrade, 3, 10; Swt. 140, 2. Se Hǽlend cwæð: 'Ic sittende beó æt mínes Fæder swíðran.' Ðá cwæð se ealdorbiscop: 'Hwæt þincþ eów be ðissere segene, Homl. Th. ii. 248, 22: 320, 31: 484, 1. Gyf hé ðé segþ ðæt hé hwethwugu gesáwe . . . hweðer ðé áwuht æt his segene tweóge, Shrn. 196, 17. Ðú ne tweódast ymbe Honorius segene, hwí tweóst ðú ymbe hera þegena sæcgena, 197, 21-23. Hié sǽdon ðæt sió sibb of his mihte wǽre ac hé fleáh ða sægene he would not admit what they said, Ors. 3, 5; Swt. 106, 33. Sægenum assertionibus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 3, 62. Hié wiston be ðæs engles sægenum, ge be heora sige ge be ðara hǽðenra manna fleáme, Blickl. Homl. 203, 3. Sæcgenum, Ps. Th. 144, 7. II. what is said generally, tradition, report, story Ðæt is fyrn sægen (fyrn-sægen? cf. fyrn-gewrit, -gid) it is an old story, Andr. Kmbl. 2977; An. 1491. Ic wolde gewitan hweðer sió segen sóð wǽre ðe mé mon be ðon sægde I wanted to know whether the story I had been told about it was true, Nar. 24, 15. Of ealdra manna gewritum oððe sægene ex scriptis vel traditione priorum, Bed. pref.; S. 472, 19. Se hlísa ðe þurh yldra manna segene tó ús becom opinio quae traditione majorum ad nos perlata est, 2,1; S. 501, 2. On gewritum oððe on ealdra manna sægenum munimentis literarum vel seniorum traditione, pref.; S. 471, 27. Sægenum scriptis, 472, 5. III. a narration, relation (whether spoken or written) Ðý læs ðæt eów seó sægen monigfealdlícor biþ onþúhte tó wrítanne ic ða wille lǽton ðe ðǽr gewurdon ne sim scribendi multiplex, priora facta praecognita praetereo, Nar. 3, 29. [Icel. sögn a tale, report.] v. ge-, sóþ-sægn, eald-gesegen.
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