cunnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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cunnian
Add:I. with gen. 1. to try, test Þæs cunnede sum lǽce a certain doctor tested that statement, Lch. iii. 152, 6. Ðæt wé his cunnedon hwæþer hit swelc wǽre, Nar. 26, 2. Hí woldon cunnian heora mihte on þæs cáseres fyrde ǽr þám þe hig féngon tó sibbe, Jud. Thw. 162, 31. Þá apostolas hine létan heora seódas beran hié woldan mid þon his gítsunga cunnian, Bl. H. 69, 12. Hé hleóp cunnigende his féðes, hwæðer hé cúðe gán, Hml. S. 10, 33. (I a) of medical examination :-- Hé cóm and cunnode (cf. fandode his, 434) þæs mannes, Hml. S. 3, 430. Án æþele lǽce . . . cúðe tócnáwan, gif hé cunnode þæs mannes, be his ǽdrena hrepunge hweðer hé hraðe swulte, 568. Neósode hé mín and cunnode, Bd. 5, 6; Sch. 579, 19. 2. to have experience of, to feel Hé cunnode his mihte, þæt hé mihtig wæs gesceapen, Ælfc. T. Grn. 2, 33. II. with acc. (or absolute). To try a plan, put into practice Geseah hé áídlian his smeágunge, and wolde þágyt cunnian ánes cynnes wíte, Hml. S. 4, 400. Hé nán ryhtre geþencan ne meahte þonne hé þone áð ágifan móste . . . Ðá cwæð ic þæt hé wolde cunnigan, Cht. Th. 171, 19. III. with clause. 1. to seek to know, enquire Hí bǽdon his rǽdes, cunnodon hwæðer hé wolde þæs óðres willan gefremman, Hml. S. 6, 117. Hé cóm tó Críste, cunnode hwæðer hé ǽnig þing his on him gecneówe, Angl. vii. 30, 276. Hé wolde cunnian hwæt wǽre hé ǽr gehýrde, Gr. D. 142, 10. 2. of attempted action, to try Se deófol cunnað hú hé mæge tóbrecan þá gebedu, Hml. S. 13, 55. Hié bǽdon hié ealle cunnoden, mehten hí heora gemǽnan fiénd him from ádón, Ors. 3, 7; S. 118, 14. Cunna hwæðer ðú mæge ádón ðone cíð of ðínes bróður eágan, Past. 225, 8. Hé wolde cunnian gif hé mihte hí gebígan fram Godes biggencgum, Hml. S. 29, 281: Chr. 992; P. 127, 12. Ic wolde cunnian, meahte ic ealne middangeard ymbféran, Nar. 20, 9. v. for-cunnian.
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