stígan
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.
stígan
p. stáh, pl. stigon; pp. stigen. I. intrans. To go 1. without implying ascent or descent Seó sunne stígþ on ða dǽglan wegas wid hire uprynæs. Phoebus secreto tramite currum solitos vertit ad ortus, Bt. 25; Fox 88, 26. Of stíges discedite, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 25, 41. Alle stígende (discedentes ) from rehtwísnissum, Ps. Surt. 118, 118. 2. implying ascent, to go from a lower to a higher level, to ascend, mount Sió sunne ofer moncyn stíhþ á upweardes, Met. 13, 69. Bryne stígeþ heáh tó heofonum, Exon. Th. 233, 6; Ph. 520. Hálge gǽstas stígaþ tó wuldre, 234, 19; Ph. 542. Récas stígaþ ofer hrófum, 381, 5; Rä. 2, 6: Ps. Th. 73, 22. Stigon ða þornas ascenderunt spinae, Mk. Skt. 4, 7. Sǽs up stigon ofer stæðweallas, Cd. Th. 83, 6; Gen. 1375. Ic wilnige ðæt ðeós sprǽc stigge on ðæt ingeðonc ðæs leorneres suǽ suǽ on sume hlǽdre, Past. proem.; Swt. 23, 16. Ǽrðon up stige áncenned sunu, Exon. Th. 29, 17; Cri. 464. Sweart racu stígan onginneþ, Cd. Th. 82, 1; Gen. 1355. Geségon hí on heáhþu hláford stígan, Exon. Th. 31, 20; Cri. 498: Shrn. 50, 15. Ðæt scip wile hwílum stigan ongeán ðone streám (contra ictum fluminis conscendere ), Past. 58, 7; Swt. 445, 10. Gé geseóþ Godes englas up stígende (ascendentes), Jn. Skt. 1, 51. (2 a) of getting into a vessel, etc., climbing a tree, etc. :-- Hé stáh up on án treów ascendit in arborem, Lk. Skt. 19, 4.Ðá stáh hé on scip ascendit navem, Bd. 5, 9 ; S. 623, 27. Beornas on stefn stigon, Beo. Th. 429 ; B. 212, In ceól stigon, Andr. Kmbl. 697 ; An. 349. Ðá gé on holm stigon, 858 ; An. 429. Leóde on wang stigon they landed, Beo. Th. 456 ; B. 225. Ǽr hé on bed stige, 1357 ; B. 676. Stígan on wægn, Exon. Th. 404, 16 ; Rä. 23, 8. Hét hé ǽnne mon stígan on ðone mæst (adscendere in arborem navis ), Ors. 4, 10 ; Swt. 202, 2. 3. Where the movement is downwards, to descend Ne stíhþ hé nyðer ne descendat, Lk. Skt. 17, 31. Ða stígaþ on helle in infernunt descenderent, Past. 55, 2 ; Swt. 429, 26. Ðá stáh and com smylte reng, Bd. 4, 13 ; S. 582, 34. Hié on sund stigon they went down into the bed of the Red Sea, Cd. Th. 198, 8 ; Exod. 319. Stíh ádún descend, Homl. Th. i. 580, 33. Ne stíge hé on his hús non descendat in domum, Mk. Skt. 13, 15. Ðæt engel ufan of roderum stígan cwóme, Cd. Th. 248, 8 ; Dan. 510. Niþer stígende, of dúne stígende descendentem, Mt. Kmbl. 3, 16 : Jn. Skt. l, 51. II. trans. To ascend, mount Heáhlond stigon sibgemágas, Cd. Th. 202, 9 ; Exod. 385. Stealc hliþo stígan, Exon. Th. 498, 18 ; Rä. 88, 3. [The verb remained long in English and is used by Spenser : 'Ambition, rash desire to sty,' F. Q. ii. 7, 46. Goth. steigan : O. Sax. O. L. Ger. O. H. Ger. stígan : Du. stijgen : Ger. steigen : O. Frs. stíga : Icel. stíga : Dan. stige : Swed. stiga.] v. á-, fore-, ge-, ofer-stígan.
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