fægnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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fægnian
Add:I. to rejoice, exult. 1. absolute Ic fægnige and þé herige exaltabo te, Ps. Th. 29, 1. Fægnian ealle on écnesse omnes in aeternum exultabunt, 5, 12. Cómon ealle . . . swíðe fægengende, Chr. 1069; P. 204, 17. 2. with cause of joy, a. in gen. Hé fægnode (fægenode, v. l.) ðæs miclan weorces dum magna se fecisse gauderet, Past. 39, 14. Hé fægnode Godes fultumes, Ps. Th. 4, arg. Hé fægnode his tócymes, Hml. S. 18, 77: 26, 60. Ic lǽre ðú fægenige óþerra manna gódes, Bt. 30, 1; F. 108, 30. Ðæt hié fægenigen (fægenien, v. l.) óðra monna gódra weorca ut alienis bonis congaudeant, Past. 229, 13. Ðæs gódes his níhstena hé sceal fægnian (fagenian, v. l.) in bonis proximi laetatur, 61, 17. Fagnian, Hml. Th. i. 88, 2. b. by clause Gé fægniaþ gé móton sceppan þone naman, Bt. 16, 4; F. 56, 24. Hí fægnodon heó wæs þám bréþer gelíc, Hml. Th. ii. 32, 32. Ic wolde fægnian mid swíþe ungemetlice gefeán . . . ic hit móste geseón. Bt. 34, 9; F. 146, 11. c. with gen. of pronoun and clause Heó fægnað (fagenaþ, v. l. ) þæs þæt heó mót brúcan þæs heofonlican, Bt. 18, 4; F. 68, 16. Hé fægniaþ þæs hé heora wealt, 39, 13; F. 234, 29. Ðeáh hé þæs fægnige hé his naman brǽden, 30, 1; F. 108, 11. d. with prep. Ic fægnie on þínre hǽlo exultabo in salutari tuo, Ps. Th. 9, 14. Ðý lǽs for ðǽm giefum his mód fægnige ne in oblato munere animus hilarescat, Past. 321, 24. Ðý lǽs hé tó ungemetlíce fægenige (faegnige, v. l.) for his gódum weorcum ne in benefactis immoderatius gaudeant, 323, 6. Þæt hé on his gesundfulnysse fægnige, Hml. Th. i. 584, 6. II. to make a movement that expresses joy. 1. of persons Þá fahnude (fægnode, v. l.) (exultavit in gaudio ) mín cild on mínum innoðe, Lk. 1, 44: Shrn. 95, 17. Fægnian mid folmum plaudere, Ps. Th. 97, 8. 2. of animals Cerverus ongan fægenian mid his steorte, Bt. 35, 6; F. 168, 17. Ongan seó leó fægnian wið þæs ealdan weard, and hine mid his leoþum styrgendum grétte the lion came towards the old man fawning, and with its limbs quivering greeted him, Hml. S. 23 b, 777. III. to receive with pleasure, welcome Se cyng cwæð lustlíce fægnian wolde the king said that he would welcome such a proposal with pleasure, Lch. iii. 426, 30. [v. N. E. D. fain, fawn. Goth. faginón: O. Sax. faganón: O. H. Ger. faginón, feginon: Icel. fagna.]
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