wánian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wánian
p. ode To lament, deplore, I. absolute Ðæt synfulle mancynn wépaþ and wániaþ, Wulfst. 183, 2. Ðonne grániaþ and wániaþ ða ðe hér blissedon and fægnedon, 245, 3 : Anglia viii. 336, 41. Beornas grétaþ, wépaþ wánende, Exon. Th. 61, 31 ; Cri. 993. Ða wánigendran welras (wániendan, Wulfst. 139, 8) os lugens , Dóm. L. 208. 2. with reflexive dative Hé wánode him sylfum: ' Wá is mé earmum . . . , ' Homl. Skt. i. II. 223. 3. with acc. Sár wánigean, Beo. Th. 1579; B. 787. Wánian, Exon. Th. 166, 22; Gú. 1046. Ongan hé sár cwánian, wyrd wánian, wordum mǽlde . . . , 274, 24; Jul. 538. 4. with reflex dat. and a. acc. Hé him wæs wániende ǽgðer ge his ágene heardsǽlþa ge ealles ðæs folces ipse nunc suam, nune publicam infelicitatem deflet, Ors. 4, 5 ; Swt. 166, 20. b. a clause Hé him wæs swíþe wániende ðæt hé to him cucan ne com, Ors. 5, 12; Swt. 244, 4. [Heo weop for hire weisið, wanede hire siðes. Laym. 25847. Weape and wony (weinen, 1st MS. ), 25827. Wepenn and wanenn for hiss sinne. Orm. 5653. Hit cumeþ weopinde and woniende iwiteþ . . . Þeo moder greoneþ and bearn woaneþ, Fragm. Phlps. 5, 32-41. Heo woneþ and groneþ day and nyht, Misc. 152, 187. Scholde euch mon woni and grede, O. and N. 975. O. H. Ger. weinón flere, lacrymare, ejulare, vagire: Icel. veina to wail. Cf. Goth. wainags unhappy.]
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