weddian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
weddian
p. ode To engage, covenant, undertake Weddodon pepigere, Germ. 396, 137. I. to engage to do something, a. with gen. of that for which the engagement or pledge is given Be ðon ðe ordáles weddigaþ. Gif hwá ordáles weddige if any one engage to undergo an ordeal, L. Ath. i. 23; Th. i. 210, 25. Gif hé ðæs weddie, ðe hym riht sý tó gelǽstanne, L. Alf. pol. i; Th. i. 60, 6. Is tó witanne hwam ðæt fósterleán gebyrige, weddige se brýdgum eft ðæs let the bridegroom engage to furnish this, L. Edm. B. 2 ; Th. i. 254, 9. Ðæt se slaga móte sylf wæres weddian, L. Edm. S. 7 ; Th. i. 250, 17. b. with gerundial infin. Hig him weddedon feoh tó syllenne pacti sunt pecuniam illi dare, Lk. Skt. 22, 5. II. in reference to either taking or giving in marriage, to wed, betroth, espouse :-- Gif hý ǽlces þinges sammǽle beón, ðonne fón mágas tó and weddian heora mágan tó wífe and tó rihtlífe ðam ðe hire girude, L. Edm. B. 6; Th. i. 254, 20. Gif man mǽdan oððe wíf weddian wille, 1; Th. i. 254, 2. [Þat mæiden he weddede, Laym. 4432. Wifmann to weddenn, Orm. 10407. Weddedd wiþþ an weppmann, 1942. He moste weddy wyf, R. Glouc. 331, 13. I wedde myne eres, P. 4, 146. Goth. ga-wadjón despondere: O. Frs. weddia to promise, pledge: Icel. veðja to wnger.] v. be-, for-, ge-weddian.
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