þyncan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
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þyncan
p. þúhte. I. to seem, appear. 1. where the subject of the verb is expressed Ðynceþ him swíðe leoht sió byrðen ðæs láreówdómes pondus magisterii levius aestimant, Past. proem.; Swt. 24, 9. Mé ðeós (ród) heardra þynceþ, Exon. Th. 91, 9; Cri. 1489: 383, 14; Rä. 4, 10: Met. 12, 8. Þincð, Bt. 23; Fox 78, 25: Met. 12, 18. Þisþinceþ riht micel, ðæt..., Cd. Th. 149, 17; Gen. 2476. Mé ðæt riht ne þinceþ, ðæt..., 19, 11; Gen. 289. Þynceþ, Andr. Kmbl. 1218; An. 609. Hí ne wundriaþ mæniges þinges ðe monnum wonder þynceþ, Met. 28, 82. Ðæs ðe mé þynceþ, Andr. Kmbl. 944; An. 472: Ps. Th. 101, 3. Him ða twigu þincaþ merge, Met. 13, 44. Hý wyrðe þinceaþ, Beo. Th. 742; B. 368. Lytel þúhte ic leóda bearnum, Exon. Th. 87, 14; Cri. 1425. Ne þúhte hé him nó innon swá fæger swá hé útan þúhte. Þeáh ðú nú hwam fæger þince, ne biþ hit nó ðý raþor swá, Bt. 32, 2; Fox 116, 24. He ðúhte him selfum suíðe unlytel se parvulum non videbat, Past. 17; Swt. 113, 12. Hire þúhte hwítre heofon and eorðe, Cd. Th. 38, 7; Gen. 603: 111, 4; Gen. 1850: Beo. Th. 1688; B. 842: Met. 12, 15. Tó lang hit him þúhte, hwænnne hí tógædere gáras béron, Byrht. Th. 133. 47; By. 66. Him ðæt wræclíc þúhte, Cd. Th. 233, 4; Dan. 270. Ðæt wundra sum monnum þúhte, ðæt..., Exon. Th. 133, 13; Gú. 489: 169, 27; Gú. 1101. Hié ðam were geonge þúhton men, Cd..Th. 146, 27; Gen. 2428. Ealle brimu blódige þúhton, 214, 20; Exod. 572: Andr. Kmbl. 880; An. 440: Beo. Th. 1737; B. 866. Ðý ðe hý him sylfum séllan þúhten, Exon. Th. 455, 24; Hy. 4, 54. Hé þenceþ ðæt his wíse welhwam þince unforcúþ, 315, 13; Mód. 30. Þeáh hit lang þince, Met. 10, 66. Hwæt eów sélest þynce, Elen. Kmbl. 1062. Hié wilniaþ ðæt hié ðyncen ða betstan, Past. 18; Swt. 134, 18. Hwelc wíte sceal ús tó hefig ðyncan? 36; Swt. 255, 3. Hí woldon mé swíþe bitere þincan, Bt. 22, 1; Fox 76, 19. Swá hit þincan mæg, L. I. P. 19; Th. ii. 326, 36. 2. where the subject is not expressed, as in methinks Swá me ðincþ, Bt. 33, 1; Fox 120, 21: 36, 3; Fox 176, 30. Swá ðé ðyncþ, 38, 2; Fox 196, 22. Hú þincþ eów quid vobis videtur, Mt. Kmbl. 21, 28. Þincþ him genóg on ðam ðe hí binnan heora ǽgenre hýde habbaþ, Bt. 14, 2; Fox 44, 22. Dém ðú hí tó deáþe, gif ðé gedafen þince, Exon. Th. 247, 32; Jul. 87. Ðeáh monnum swá ne þince, Bt. 39, 8; Fox 224, 17. (2 a) where the verb is followed by a clause :-- Mé þincþ ðæt hit hæbbe geboht sume leáslíce mǽrþe, Bt. 24, 3; Fox 82, 24. Ne þynceþ mé gerysne, ðæt wé rondas beren, Beo. Th. 5299; B. 2653. Hwæt þincþ ðé ðæt ðú sý?, Jn. Skt. 8, 53. Þyncþ him ðæt hé næbbe genóg, Bt. 33, 2; Fox 124, 4. Him selfum þincþ ðæt hé nǽnne næbbe, swá swá manegum men þincþ ðæt hé nǽnne næbbe, 29, 1; Fox 104, 8. Wrætlíc mé þinceþ, hú seó wiht mæge wordum lácan, Exon. Th. 414, 11; Rä. 32, 18. Þinceþ ðé miht ðú libban potes vivere? Bd. 5, 6; S. 619, 40. Ðúhte heom ðæt hit mihte swá, Cd. Th. 266, 14; Sat. 22. Ne þúhte gerysne rodora wearde, ðæt Adam leng ána wǽre, 11, 9; Gen. 169. Ðeáh ús þince ðæt it on wóh fare, Bt. 39, 8; Fox 224, 20. Higesnotrum mæg þincan, ðæt..., Met. 10, 8. II. to seem fit Swá mycel swá ðé þince as much as to you seems good, Lchdm. ii. 74, 2. Dó swá ðé þynce, gif ðú frygnen sié, Elen. Kmbl. 1078; El. 541. [Goth. þug[g]kjan: O. Sax. thuukian: O. H. Ger. dunchan: Icel. þykkja.] v. ge-, mis-, of-on-þyncan.
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