stunian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
stunian
p. ode. I. to crash, make a loud sound Sum biþ wíges heard, beadocræftig man ðǽr bord stunaþ where the shield resounds, Exon. Th. 295, 29; Crä. 40. Stunaþ eal geador winsum sanc a pleasant song sounds all together (from the union of many voices ), Met. 13, 49. II. to strike with a loud sound, crash, dash Stíme (stune?) hǽtte ðeós wyrt. . . stond heó wið áttre stunaþ heó wærce stíðe heó hátte wiðstunaþ heó áttre it resists poison, dashes on pain, stiff is it called, dashes against poison, Lchdm. iii. 32, 22. Ðá wearð stearc storma gelác; stunede sió brúne ýð wið óðre one dark wave dashed against the other, Met. 26, 29. [Later the word means to confound, astonish, stupefy If he hem stowned vpon fyrst, stiller were þanne alle þe heredmen, Gaw. 301. Stonyn̄ stupefacio, percello, Prompt. Parv. 476. Stonyd attonitus, Cath. Ang 365. Stoned ne basshed of no thyng be ye, Parten. 2940. Halliwell gives stound as a Northern word = to beat a drum. Cf. Icel. stynja to groan; stynr a groan.] v. stinan, ge-stun.
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