swégan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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swégan
p. de To sound. I. to make a noise, a. with the idea of movement, to move violently with noise, to roar, rush, crash Ðonne swéiþ cum insonuerit, Kent. Gl. 12. Heora fyðera swégaþ swá swá wæteres dyne, Wulfst. 200, 15. Æt ðam forman gedelfe swégde út ormǽte wyllspring, Homl. Th. i. 562, 14. Swégde swíðlíc wind of ðam wéstene, ii. 450, 18. Ða wæterburnan swégdon and urnon, Dóm. L. 3: Ps. Spl. 45, 3. Ærðan ðe ðæt scearpe swurd swége tó his hneccan descend with a crash upon his neck, Homl. Skt. i. 19, 185. Swégende tumultuans, Hpt. Gl. 528, 43. Com seó sǽfǽrlíce swégende, Homl. Th. i. 566, 7. Hé sette hine sylfne ongeán ðam swégendan líge, ii. 510, 8. Hé ásende swǽgende fýr of heofonum, Homl. Skt. i. 2, 260. b. without the idea of movement Swégþ tinnit, Ælfc. Gr. 22; Zup. 128, 16. Swagoþ (swégaþ? v. swég, I.) ða eáran. Lchdm. iii. 88, 5. Se heáf swégde geond ealle ða ceastre, Ap. Th. 6, 10. Ðæt ne sace óga on swége ne litis horror insonet, Hymn. Surt. 9, 12. (b 1) with a personal subject Drihten swégþ Dominus tonabit, Cant. An. 10. God swégde Deus intonuit, Ps. Spl. 28, 3: Ps. Lamb. 17, 14. II. of regulated, modulated sound, of speech, tone, music Swégþ eádmódnys on his stemne, Homl. Th. ii. 374. 11. Consonantes, ðæt is samodswégende, forðan ðe hí swégaþ mid ðám fíf clypiendlícum, Ælfc. Gr. 2; Zup. 5, 17. Fæder stemn swégde ðus cweðende, Homl. Th. i. 104, 24 : ii. 242, 8. Seó stefn ðinre grétinge swégde on mínum eárum, 202, 17. Heora bodunge swég swégde geond eall. Homl. Ass. 56, 144. Swégde increpuerit (musica ), Hpt. Gl. 445, 17. Óþ ðæt ðæt forme tácn undernes swége, Anglia xiii. 432, 953. Hwylc bóc is ðæt ðæt ne clypige and swége, R. Ben. 133, 6, Ðé úre stefn ǽrest swége (sonet,) Hymn. Surt. 7, 25, Accentus, ðæt is swég, on hwilcum stæfgefége ǽlc word swégan sceal, Ælfc. Gr. 50, 13; Zup. 290, 17. Sí swéged óþer tácn, Anglia xiii. 380, 215. III. to signify Gregorius is Grécisc nama, se swéigþ on Lédenum gereorde Uigilantius, Homl. Th. ii. 118, 12. Biscop sceal beón ealle ofersceáwigende, swá swá his nama swégþ, ii. 320, 7, 12. Swégeþ, L. Ælfc. P. 37 ; Th. ii. 378, 28. [Goth. swógjan to groan.] v. swógan.
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