efesian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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efesian
Substitute: 1. absolute, to cut hair Ic efesige tondeo, Ælf. Gr. 2, 157, 9. Sceára tácen is þæt þú wecge þínne scytefinger and þone midemistan on þínre swíðran hande ymb þín heáfod swilce þú efysian wille, Tech. ii. 127, 25. 2. with acc. of person, to cut the hair of a person Ne efesiað eów, Deut. 14, 6. Ne gé eów ne efesion neque in rotundum attondebitis comam, Lev. 19, 27. Man ne mót hine efsian oððe besciran non tanget caput ejus novacula, Jud. 13, 5. Seó wolde efsian ǽlce geáre þone sanct, Hml. S. 32, 192. (2 a) with head as object :-- Wæs wel gecweden ðæt se efsigenda (efsienda, v. l.) efsode his heáfod bene dicitur: 'Tondentes tondent capita sua,' Past. 141, 3. Ðá sácerdas ne scoldon nó hiera heáfdu scieran mid scierseaxum, . . . ac hié scoldon hié efsigean (efsian, v. l. ) mid sceárum, 139, 14. 3. with acc. of hair Sé þe on þám dæge hine baðað oððe his fex efesað, Wlfst. 212, 27. [v. N. E. D. evese.] v. be-, ge-, mis-efesian.
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