un-dón
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Anomalous
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
un-dón
p. -dyde; pp. -dón To undo. I. to undo that which is closed, to open Ðá heó ðone windel undyde aperiens fiscellam, Ex. 2, 6. Ðá undyde hira án his sacc aperto sacco, Gen. 42, 27. Hé undyde his múð, Homl. Th. i. 548, 14. Ðá undydon wé úre saccas aperuimus saccos nostros, Gen. 43, 21. Ðæt hé undó his eágan, Anglia viii. 317, 5. II. to undo that which is bound, to release, 1. literal Beón þreó niht ǽr man ða hand undó, L. Ath. i. 23; Th. i. 212, 4. 2. figurative, to release, absolve From allum úsig synnum undó ab omnibus nos peccatis absolve, Rtl. 42, 3. Ða ðe synna racentég gifæstnigaþ milsa ðínræ árfæstnisse undóe quos delictorum catena constringit miseratio tuae pietatis absolvat, 40, 23. Ðæs on .ix. nihton ðæt wed undó hé mid rihtan gylde nine days after let him release the pledge by lawful payment, L. O. D. 1; Th. i. 382, 9. III. to undo that which closes, to open a door, etc. Undóð mé duru sóðfæstra aperite mihi portas justitiae, Ps. Th. 117, 19: 23, 7. Undónde reserando (valvam ), Hpt. Gl. 473, 11. Ðá wearþ eft Ianes duru undón (andón, Swt. 254, 17) apertus est Janus, Ors. 6, 1; Bos. 116, 25. Undónum remmingum apertis obstaculis, Hpt. Gl. 489, 73. IV. to undo that which binds or fastens, to undo a bolt, a knot, etc. Godes engel undyde ða loco ðæs cwearternes, Homl. Th. i. 572, 26. Ic ne am wyrðe ðætte ic undóe (soluam ) his ðuong scóes, Jn. Skt. Lind. 1, 27. Undón (undóa, Lind.) ł loesan þwongas soluere corrigiam, Mk. Skt. Rush. 1, 7. V. to undo what has been done, to abrogate, destroy, 1. where the object is material Ic undóe tempel ðis ego dissoluam templum hoc, Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 14, 58. 2. where the object is not material Ðet hyra nán næ undó ðet ic tó ðám háligum mynstrum gedón hebbe, Chart. Th. 232, 28. Ne mæg undóa ða gewriota non potest solui scribtura, Jn. Skt. Rush. 10, 35. Nællas gié woenæ forðon is cuom tó undóenne (solvere ) ae, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 5, 17. Ðætte ne sé undóen ae ut non soluatur lex, Jn. Skt. Lind. Rush. 7, 23. v. on-dón.
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