spannan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spannan
p. spénn, speónn; pp. spannen. I. to join one thing to another, to attach, fasten, clasp, a. literal Hé helm spénn mid spangum (cf. Dan. spænde ved spænder, Swed. spänna med spänne to buckle) he buckled on his helmet, Cd. Th. 29, 4; Gen. 445. b. figurative Wá eów ðe gadriaþ hús tó húse and spannaþ æcer tó ðæm óðrum vae, qui conjungitis domum ad domum, et agrum agro copulatis, Past. 44, 8; Swt. 329, 23. II. to span, clasp. v. ymb-spannan, spanning. [O. H. Ger. spannan; p. spien nectere; intendere, contendere: cf. Icel. spenna; p. ta to clasp; to span.] v. ge-, on-, ymb-spannan.
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