singan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
singan
p. sang, song, pl. sungon ; pp. sungen To sing. I. used absolutely ; 1. of persons, a. to sing, recite, relate musically or in verse Singan modulare, singe modulabor, Wrt. Voc. ii. 57, 2, 3. Ic Gode singe gaudebo Deo, Ps. Th. 74, 8. Ic Drihtne singe cantabo Domino, 103, 31. Hwæt is ðis folc ðe ðus hlúde singeþ ? Blickl. Homl. 149, 30. Ðǽr habbaþ englas eádigne dreám, sanctas singaþ, Cd. Th. 286, 20 ; Sat. 355. Scop hwílum sang on Heorote, Beo. Th. 997 ; B. 496. Sin*-*gende heáp chorus, Wrt. Voc. i. 28, 27. Hé geseah Matheus ǽnne sitton singende, Blickl. Homl. 237, 23. b. to compose verse, narrate On ðé ic singge in te decantatio mea, Ps. Th. 70, 5. Song hé be middan*-*geardes gesceape and be fruman moncynnes, Bd. 4, 24 ; S. 598, 9 ; Exon. Th. 44, 33 ; Cri. 712. Be ðam Moyses sang, Elen. Kmbl. 674 ; El. 337. Swá se wítega sang, Menol. Fox 119 ; Men. 59. Wítgan sungon be Godes bearne, Elen. Kmbl. 1119 ; El. 561. 2. of other living creatures Se fugel singeþ, Exon. Th. 206, 9 ; Ph. 124 : Salm. Kmbl. 539 ; Sal. 269. Fugelas singaþ, gylleþ grǽghama, Fins. Th. 9 ; Fin. 5. Se hana sóna hlúdswége sang immediately the cock crew, Homl. Th. ii. 248, 33 : Shrn. 30, 29. Sang se wanna fugel, Cd. Th. 119, 22 ; Gen. 1983. Mǽw singende, Exon. Th. 307, 11 ; Seef. 22. 3. of inanimate resonant objects Ic þurh múþ sprece, wrencum singe, Exon. Th. 390, 15 ; Rä. 9, 2. Wiht is wrætlíc, singeþ þurh sídan, 483, 13 ; Rä. 69, 2. Se hearpere gedéþ, ðæt hearpan strengas náwuht ungelíce ðæm sone ne singaþ ðe hé wilnaþ, Past. 23 ; Swt. 175, 8. In ðæm dæge singaþ ða býman, Wulfst. 183, 10. Syngaþ, L. E. I. prm. ; Th. ii. 396, 8. Hringíren scír song in searwum, Beo. Th. 651 ; B. 323. Ic seah sellíc þing singan, Exon. Th. 413, 10 ; Rä. 32, 3. II. with a cognate accusative, or followed by the words used or by a clause ; 1. of persons a. to sing a song, recite a poem, prayer, formula, etc. , read aloud Wé singaþ on his lof: 'Hǽl ús on ðǽm héhstan,' Blickl. Homl. 81, 27. Heáhgealdor ðæt snotre men singaþ a charm that wise men recite, Ps. Th. 57, 4. Hí singaþ Metude lof, Exon. Th. 239, 7 ; Ph. 617. Ðegnas singaþ, ðæt ðú sié hlǽfdige, 18, 14 ; Cri. 283. Ða lióþ ðe ic song, Bt. 2 ; Fox 4, 7. Heó 'Magnificaþ' sang, Blickl. Homl. 159, 1. Crist sylf sang Pater Noster ǽrest, L. C. E. 22 ; Th. i. 372, 26. Engla þreátas sigeleóþ sungon, Exon. Th. 181, 6 ; Gú. 1289. 'Sing mé hwæthwegu.' Ðá andswarede hé : 'Ne con ic nán þing singan,' Bd. 4, 24 ; S. 597, 12. Sing ðás gebedsealmas, Lchdm. iii. 12, 6. Singan sangas cantare canticum, Ps. Th. 136, 4. Ðá ongan hé singan ða fers and ða word ðe hé nǽfre ne gehýrde, Bd. 4, 24 ; S. 597, 17. Leóþ singan dicere carmen, 597, 31. Cwide singan, Salm. Kmbl. 171 ; Sal. 85. Singan Pater Noster, 333 ; Sal. 166. Hé wæs ymen singende, Blickl. Homl. 147, 3. On ðære hálgan cyricean biþ sungen ðæt hálige gerýne, 77, 15. Wæs se wítedóm beforan sungen, Elen. Kmbl. 2306 ; El. 1154. b. to narrate in verse, write Se scop sang, ðæt má manna fægnodon . . ., Bt. 30, tit. ; Fox xvi. 4. Sealmsceopas sungon and sægdon, ðæt se wolde cuman, Blickl. Homl. 105, 10. For hwam wolde gé secgan oððe singan, ðæt ic gesǽllíc mon wǽre, Met. 2, 17. 2. of other living creatures Earn sang hildeleóþ, Judth. Thw. 24, 28 ; Jud. 211. Wulfas sungon ǽfenleóþ, Cd. Th. 188, 7 ; Exod. 164. 3. of inanimate things Seó byrne sang gryreleóþa sum, Byrht. Th. 140, 7 ; By. 284. Horn song fúslíc leóþ, Beo. Th. 2851 ; B. 1423. Ealle hearpan strengashé grét mid ánre honda, ðý ðe hé wile ðæt hí ánne song singen, Past. 23 ; Swt. 175, 9. III. where the subject of the song is the object of the verb, to sing about, recite or compose a poem about something Ic ðíne strengðu singe, Ps. Th. 58, 16. Ic mildheortnesse and dóm Drihtnes singe and secge, 100, 1. Cwæþ hé : 'Hwæt sceal ic singan ?' Cwæþ hé : 'Sing mé frumsceaft,' Bd. 4, 24 ; S. 597, 16. [Goth. siggwan to sing, read aloud : O. Sax. singan : O. Frs. singa : O. H. Ger. singan canere, cantare, decantare, psallere, modulari, edere, jubilare : Icel. syngva (-ja) to sing ; to ring (of metals, etc.), whistle (of the wind).] v. á-, be-, ge-singan.
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