spówan
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.
spówan
p. speów To succeed. I. used personally with instrumental of that in which the person succeeds, to be successful Hú mæg hé ǽnige gewinne wið mé spówan how can he succeed in any struggle with me? Nar. 16, 20. Ne mót ic ǽnige rihte spówan, Elen. Kmbl. 1830; El. 917: Andr. Kmbl. 3087; An. 1546: Cd. Th. 127, 23; Gen. 2115: Exon. 35, 27; Cri. 564. Spówende spéd, 117, 16; Gú. 225: 139, 14: Gú. 593: Cd. Th. 246, 14; Dan. 479. II. used impersonally, it succeeds with a person (dat.) 1. absolute Him spéwþ ðe bet, Btwk. 222, 9. Ðá hié ongeáton, ðæt him ne speów, L. Alf. 49; Th. i. 56, 8. Him wiht ne speów, Judth. Thw. 25, 23; Jud. 274: Beo. Th. 5701; B. 2854. Gesæh Pilatus ðæt him náuwiht speóu (spéua, Lind.) videns Pilatus quia nihil proficeret , Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 27, 24. Him speów hwónlíce. Homl. Skt. i. 7, 94. Hú swýþe him speówe quantum profecerit , Bd. 2, 4; S. 505, 27. 2. with gen. of that in which a person succeeds Ðá ðá him ðæs (the attempt to raise the dead ) ne speów, Homl. Th. ii. 474, 11. Ðé speów ðæs ðú wið freónd oððe feónd fremman ongunne, Cd. Th. 170, 9; Gen. 2810. 3. the object of success governed by a preposition Ða ðe on eorðlícum weorcum hwónlíce speówþ, Homl. Th. i. 526, 16. Hú him speów ǽgðer ge mid wíge ge mid wísdóme, Past. pref.; Swt. 3, 8. Hú him æt ǽte speów, Beo. Th. 6045; B. 3026. [O. H. Ger. spuon, spuoan (wk.).] v. ge-, mis-spówan.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.