séman
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
séman
p. de ; pp. ed. I. with acc. of person, 1. to bring to an agreement those who have a dispute Ðá hét hé hié séman. Ðá wæs ic ðara monna sum ðe ðǽrtó genemned wǽran . . . Ðá wé hié sémdan then bade the king to bring them (the parties in a dispute about some land) to an agreement. Then was I one of the men who were nominated for the purpose . . . When we had brought them to an agreement. Chart. Th. 170, 6-35. 2. to satisfy a person in a matter of doubt or difficulty Séme ic ðé recene ymb ða wrætlícan wiht, Salm. Kmbl. 504; Sal. 252. II. with acc. of thing, to settle a dispute Hí sace sémaþ, sibbe gelǽraþ, Exon. Th. 334, 22 ; Gn. Ex. 20. III. used intransitively, to arbitrate, bring about agreement Nán sacu ðe betweox preóstan sí ne beó gescoten tó worldmanna sóme, ac séman and sibbian heora ágene geféran, L. Edg. C. 7 ; Th. ii. 246, 6. Gif hé healt weorð, ðǽr mótan freónd séman, L. Ethb. 65 ; Th. i. 18, 14. v. geséman; sóm.
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