a-fíndan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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a-fíndan
l. á-findan ; p. -fand, -funde; pl. -fundon; pp. -funden, and add: I. to find out as the result of search, enquiry, trial Ic áfunde Dauid æfter mínre heortan, Hml. S. 18, 30. Man áfunde mid him swutele tácnu, Hml. A. 95, 116. Ásændon hí inn ǽnne his búrðéna, and sé áfunde his hláford licgan heáfodleásne, 113, 364. Helena ðá róde áfunde, H. R. 99, 8. Hé hyne áxode hwæt hé áfunde be þám Hǽlende, St. A. 44, 11. Hé ne mihte on his móde áfindan (he could not find it in his heart ) þæt hé þone nacodan ne gefréfrode, Hml. Th. ii. 500, 25. Gif ǽnig mǽden mihte beón áfunden, Hml. A. 94, 72. Ðǽra sceápa hláford com hám áfundenum sceápe, Hml. Th. i. 340, 5. II. where knowledge comes without search, etc., 1. to become or be made aware of something Gif man áfindeð his ǽhte, syððan hé hit gebohte hæfeð, unhál if a person's cattle turns out, after he has bought it, to be unsound , Ll. Th. i. 180, 20. Mága gerecednysse hé áfunde affinium relatione comperit , An. Ox. 3143. Eóde heó in tó hire berne; þá áfunde heó hire sunu hæfde þearfum gedǽled þone hwǽte, Gr. D. 68, 17. Gif man áfinde heora ǽnig on wóhre gewitnesse wǽre, Ll. Th. i. 204, 23. Ǽr hine þá men áfundan before the men became aware of him , Chr. 755 P. 49, 1. Hé wæs deófol áfunden he turned out to be a devil , Hml. S. 18, 48. 2. to find out, learn the nature of something, experience Swipa áfinden mastigias experiamur , An. Ox. 5369. Ne ðearf ic ðésecgan hú hefig sorg men beoþ seó gémen his bearna, for ðám ðú hit hafast áfunden be þé selfum. Bt. 31, i; F. 112, 19. 3. to find, discover, meet with a person, a. lit. Hí forléton hine tó ánum treówe gebun-denne. Hé wearð áfunden fram ðám folce þǽr, Hml. A. 107, 158. b. fig. Hí blissodon hí swilcne foresprecan him áfunden hæfdon, 101. 317. [O. H. Ger. ar-findan experiri, deprehendere. ] v. áfunden; on-findan.
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