swefen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swefen
swefn, es; n. I. sleep: — Hit wæs deáðes swefn . . . menniscra morð. Cd. Th. 45, 1 ; Gen. 720. Hí slépon swæfnum dormierunt somnum, Ps. Spl. 75, 5. Gif ic selle swefnu ł slǽp eágum mínum si dedero somnum oculis meis, Ps. Lamb. 131, 4. II. a dream Hé rehte him his swefen (somnium ) and bæd, ðæt hig him sǽdon, hwæt ðæt swefen beheóld, Gen. 41, 8. Him wearð on slǽpe swefen ætýwed, Cd. Th. 247, 13 ; Dan. 496. Swefn, 257, 7; Dan. 654. Hé ne wisse word swefnes sínes, 223, 27 ; Dan. 126. Com on sefan hwurfan swefnes wóma, 222, 25 ; Dan. 110 : Elen. Kmbl. 142 ; El. 71. Óðer swefen hine mǽtte and hé rehte ðæt his bróðrum: ' Ic geseah on swefne (per somnium ),' Gen. 37, 9. For ðære gesihðe ðe hé on ðæm swefne geseah, Past. 16;Swt. 101, 18. Ðá stód him sum mon æt ðurh swefen (per somnium ) . . . Ðá hét heó secgan ðæt swefen. Bd. 4, 24; S. 597, 11-31. Swefn, Cd. Th. 159, 16; Gen. 2635. Tó ásecganne swefen, 224, 1; Dan. 129. Swefnu gefremminge habbaþ dreams will have accomplishment, Lchdm. iii. 186, 12. Swefenu, 196, 11. Swefna ýdele sint, 188, 21. Swefne (swæfna) gewisse synt, 186, 19, 27. Feor áweg gewítan swefna and nihta gedwymeru procul recedant somnia et noctium fantasmata, Hymn. Surt. 11, 29. Ic swefna cyst secgan wylle, Rood Kmbl. 1; Kr. 1. Hí áféngon andsware on swefnum, Mt. Kmbl. 2, 12. On swefnum (soefnum. Lind.) gemynegod, 22: Homl. Th. i. 88, 15. Heó ádrǽfe swefnu pellat sompnia, Hymn. Surt. 37, 6. [Now God my swevene rede aright, Chauc. Nonne Pr. T. 76. Thanne gan I to meten a merueilouse sweuene, Piers P. prol. 11. Swevene or dreme sompnium, sweuene or slepe sompnus, Prompt. Parv. 483. O. Sax. sweban a dream: Icel. svefn, söfn sleep: a dream: Dan. søvn sleep: Swed. sömn sleep.] v. un-swefen.
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