seófian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
seófian
séfian, sýfian ; p. ode. I. trans. To lament, complain of His sylfes earfoþu hé seófaþ tó Drihtne, Ps. Th. 3, arg. Gilleþ geómorlíce and his gyrn séfaþ, Salm. Kmbl. 536 ; Sal. 267. Hé seófode his ungelimp tó Drihtne, Ps. Th. 7, arg.: 3, arg. Hleahtor álegdon sorge seófedon laughter they laid aside, woes they bewailed. Exon. Th. 116, 2 ; Gú. 201. Ne forlǽt hé nó ða seófunga ðæt hé ne seófige his eormþa humanum miseras haud ideo genus cesset flere querelas , Bt. 7, 4 ; Bt. 22, 29. Sege mé hwæðer ðú mid rihte mǽge seófian (siófian, Cott. MS.) ðína unsǽlþa poterisne de infortunio jure caussari ? 10 ; Fox 28, 8. Ðonne hí sceoldan hiora sár siófian, ðonne grymetodan hí, 38, 1 ; Fox 194, 35 : Met. 26, 82. Ongan síðfæt seófian, sár cwánian, Exon. Th. 274, 22 ; Jul. 537. Synna bemǽnan and sárlíce sýfian (síf-, seóf-), Wulfst. 133, 14. Hú Boetius his sár seófiende wæs, Bt. tit. 2 ; Fox x, 4. ¶ with cognate accusative :-- Seó seófung ðe ðú siófodost the complaint you made, 41, 3 ; Fox 246, 26. II. intrans. To lament, complain of (be, ymbe) Hwæt (why) seófast ðú wið mé quid igitur ingemiscis ? Bt. 7, 3; Fox 20, 14. Hí seófiaþ be heora feóndum, Ps. Th. 10, arg. Be Iudan Scarioth hé seófode tó Drihtne, 3, arg. Seófade, seáfade ł (ge)mǽnde ingemescens , Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 8, 12. Ceare seófedun ymb heortan, Exon. Th. 306, 20; Seef. 10. Ðá ongunnon ða híwan seófian be ðære untrumnysse cum familiares de infirmitate quererentur , Bd. 3, 9; S. 534, 6. Ne sceal hé sýfian (seófian, MS. T.) ne mǽnan ymb woruldspéda ne causetur de minore substantia , R. Ben. 14, 13. Seófende wæs maerens erat , Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 10, 22. Be ðæm Dryhten siófigende cwæð unde Dominus queritur dicens , Past. 48, 3 ; Swt. 369, 4. Sceal ic siófigende wópe gewǽged wreccea giómor singan sárcwidas flebilis moestos cogor inire modos , Met. 2, 2, III.uncertain Sýfaþ causatur, i. querelatur, causam dicit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 130, 10. Seófade causavit, 130, 11, Sýfiende cupide, i. avare , 137, 36, 64. Seóbgendum querulis , 106, 9. [Cf. O. H. Ger. súftón gemere, ingemiscere, suspirare: Ger. seufzen.]
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