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a-scúnian

  • verb [ weak ]
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a-scúnian, l. á-scunian,
and add:
to abhor, detest
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  • Eal lufian ꝥ hé lufað, and eal áscunian ꝥ hé áscunað,

      Ll. Th. i. 178, 5. 'Þú
    gesáwe gehwǽde mot on þínes bróðor eáge' . . . þæt is on andgite: þú ásceonudest þá lǽstan gyltas on þíne gingran, R. Ben. 12, 5.
  • Ǽlc þǽra þinga bétan þe hí ealle áscunedon,

      Chr. 1014; P. 145, 7.
  • Wé ásittað ꝥ þá bóceras áscunion ꝥ wé ymbe heora dígolnyssa þus rúmlíce sprecað,

      Angl. viii. 332, 34.
  • Hwæt hí lufian sceolon and hwæt hí sceolon hatian and ásceonian,

      Wlfst. 303, 24.
  • On áscunigendre synne

    in detestabili flagitio, Scint. 137, 7. I a. to express hate or scorn of :-- Hí ásceonodon ł hyspton (exprobraverunt )

    sáwle míne,
      Ps. L. 34, 70.
to reject because of hate or scorn
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  • Hé ásceonaþ ł áwyrpð (

    reprobat

    ) smeáunga folca,
      Ps. L. 32, 10.
  • Beón áscunod and fram áworpen, Hml. S. 23 b, 438 note. Áscunad excusso (cf.

    excussam, expulsam,

    21),
      Wrt. Voc. ii. 146, 12.
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v. on-scunian.
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