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ufan

  • adverb
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Grammar
ufan, (-en(n)e); adv.
Wright's OE grammar
§108; §446; §558;
from above, down,
where motion is expressed or implied
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  • Hié sǽdon ðæt hit ufane of ðære lyfte cóme,

      Ors. 3, 6; Swt. 108, 30.
  • Hé déð ðæt fýr cymð ufene,

      Wulfst. 97, 21.
  • Steorran hreósaþ ufene of heofonum,

      93, 8.
where an action is directed from a higher to a lower point
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  • Ufone sceal ðæt heáfod gíman ðæt ða fét ne áslíden

    caput debet ex alto providere, ne pedes torpeant,

      Past. 18; Swt. 131, 25.
  • Clypigende ufenne, Homl. Skt. i. 9, 25. I a. from above, from heaven :-- Ic eom ufane

    ego de supernis sum,

      Jn. Skt. 8, 23.
  • Óð gé sýn ufene (

    ex alto

    ) gescrýdde,
      Lk. Skt. 24, 49.
marking position,
above
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  • Ne hire on nánre ne mót neár ðonne on óðre stówe gestæppan, stríceþ ymbútan ufane and neoðane efenneáh gehwæðer,

      Met. 20, 141.
Etymology
[O. Sax. oƀana from above: O. H. Ger. obana desuper, superne, super, supra.]
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v. ufan.
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  • ufan, adv.