crístnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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crístnian
Add:I. to instruct in the Christian religion previous to (adult) baptism, to catechize Þá crístnade hé mé (me cathecizare ipse curavit ) . . . and æfter medmiclum fæce . . . ic gefullad wæs, Bd. 5, 6; Sch. 581, 1-19. Hé gelýfde on úrne Drihten and lét hine crístnian (had himself catechized ), and æfter lytlum fyrste hé wearð gefullod, Hml. S. 31, 523. Hé nǽfre þá þénunge tó crístnienne (crístigenne, crístienne, v. ll.), oððe tó fullianne geleornian mihte nullatenus potuit cathecizandi uel baptizandi ministerium discere, Bd. 5, 6; Sch. 580, 19. II. to perform the ritual that precedes baptism On ðǽre crístnunge þe man déð ǽr ðám fulluhte is mycel getácnung. Þonne se sácerd crístnað, þonne orðaþ hé on þone man . . . and mid þæs sácerdes hálsunge se deófol wyrð áflýmed fram þǽre menniscan gesceafte . . . þæt sealt þæt se sácerd þám men on múð déþ þonne hé crístnað, þæt getácnað godcundne wísdóm . . . and ðonne se sácerd him ætforan singð credo in deum, þonne trymeð hé his geleáfan . . . ðonne se sácerd æthrínð mid his spátle þæs mannes nose and eáran . . . and smyreð mid þám hálgan crisman breóst and sculdru . . . And ðonne þis gedón bið eal fullíce wel, swá tó ðǽre crístnunge gebyreð, þonne is æfter eallum þisum mid rihtum geleáfan tó efstanne wið fontbæðes, Wlfst. 33, 16-36, 1. Þonne se preóst crístnað, þonne ádrǽfð hé ðone deófol of ðám cilde; for ðan ðe ǽlc hǽðen man bið deófles, ac þurh fulluht hé bið Godes, Hml. Th. i. 304, 33. IV. to baptize (?) cf. crístnung, II. Þá hǽþenan feóllon tó his cneówum biddende hine hé dyde hí crístene. Hé ne wandode on þám wídgillan felda þá hǽþenan tó cristnigenne . . . ac hé hí ealle sóna samtingas gecrístnode, Hml. S. 31, 1036. v. ge-crístnian.
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