wífian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wífian
p. ode To take a wife, to marry, 1. without an object Nán wer ne wífaþ, ne wíf ne ceorlaþ, Homl. Th. i. 238, 1. Is geset swíðe micel dǽdbót swylcum mannum tó dónne, ðe eft wífiaþ; and eác is ǽlcum preóste forboden, ðæt hí beón ne móton on ða wísan ðe hí ǽr wǽron æt ðám brýdlácum, ðǽr man óðre síðe wífaþ. Be ðam man mæg witan, ðæt hit riht nis, ðæt wer wífige oððe wíf ceorlige oftur ðonne ǽne, Wulfst. 304, 28-305, 3. Ne wífiaþ hig, ne hig ne ceorliaþ neque nubent, neque nubentur, Mt. Kmbl. 22, 30. Ne wífiaþ hí, ne ne gyftigeaþ, Mk. Skt. 12, 25. Ðysse worulde bearn wífiaþ and beóð tó giftum gesealde, Lk. Skt. 20, 34. Hí ne wífiaþ, ne hí beóð hámbróhte, Hpt. Gl. 436, 40. Ðæt se cniht heólde hine sylfne clǽne óð ðæt hé wífode, Homl. Ass. 20, 149. Abraham and Nachor wífudun (duxerunt uxores), Gen. 11. 29. Wifodon, Lk. Skt. 17, 27. Wífian nubere, Hpt. Gl. 485, 72 : Homl. Skt. i. 4, 6. Mé is gesǽd ðæt eówer ancor sægð, ðæt hit sý álýfed ðæt mæssepreóstas wel móton wífian, Homl. Ass. 13, 6. Ne fremaþ nánum menn tó wífienne (wífigæ, Lind.) non expedit nubere, Mt. Kmbl. 19, 10. Wífigende and gyfta syllende nubentes et nubtum tradentes, 24, 38. 2. with an object governed by on Be ðam men ðe wífaþ on twám ge*-*swystrenum de homine qui duas sorores in matrimonium ducit, L. Ecg. P. ii. 11, tit. ; Th. ii. 180, 18. Be ðam men ðe on his mágan wífaþ de homine qui inter cognatas suas uxorem ducit, 18, tit. ; Th. ii. 180, 30. Se ðe wífaþ on ðam forlǽtenum wífe, Homl. Th. ii. 322, 34. Tó his áðumum ðe woldon wífian on his dohtron (qui accepturi erant filias ejus), WÍG. 1219" title="Page b1219 - WÍF-LÁC — WÍG. 1219">Gen. 19, 14. Hé ne moste bútan ǽne wífigan, ne hé ne móste on wyde*-*wum wífigan, L. Ælfc. C. 7 ; Th. ii. 346, 5. Wífian, L. Ælfc. P. 39; Th. ii. 380, 16. Is nýd ðæt cristene menn on ðære ðriddan cneórisse oððe on ðære feórþan him betwih wífian sceole necesse est ut tertia vel quarta generatione fidelium licenter sibi jungi debeat, Bd. 1, 27 ; S. 491, 8. [Iudas wiuede o Thamar, A. R. 308, 13. To late here sones wyue, R. Glouc. 35, 9. To wyui nubere. Ayenb. 225, 17. Wyvyn or weddyn a wyfe uxoro, Prompt. Parv. 531.] v. ge-wífian.
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