fundian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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fundian
Dele tó-fundian at end, and add: I. of movement. 1. of persons, to go with the object of reaching a person or place, direct one's course to Suá mon oft lett fundigendne monnan and his færelt gǽlð velut iter tendentis impediant, Past. 257, 6. Geseah hé sume sáwle út fundigende of hyre líchaman, Wlfst. 140, 10. (1 a) where the goal is marked by a preposition or adverb Sáwul fundaþ of lícfate tó þám longan gefeán, Gú. 1062: 1238. Sé þe-on lagu fundað he that will go to sea, Seef. 47. Hí woldon cuman tó sumere þára stówa ðe hí ðonne tó fundiaþ, Bt. 34, 7; F. 144, 10. Férde sum ridda . . . and hit lǽdde forð mid him þǽr hé fundode tó, Hml. S. 26, 224. (1 b) with infin. giving purpose Wé fundiaþ Higelác sécan, B. 1819. (1 c) where (1 a) and (1 b) are combined Hé hider fundaþ on þysne middangeard mancyn sécan, Kr. 103. (1 d) with the idea of hostility Cnut fundade hiderward and wolde gewinnan þis land, Chr. 1085; P. 215, 30. Þurh þone eorl þe mid unfriðe hider tó lande fundode, 1101; P. 237, 4. Gegaderade Phtolomeus micle fird ongeán him þá hwíle þe hié tógædere*-*weard fundedon . . ., Ors. 3, 11; S. 146, 5. Tó áwirigenne þæt folc þe fundode wið his maledic populo huic sedenti contra me, Num. 22, 6. 2. of things, to move so as to reach a point Ðæt wæter, ðonne hit bið gepynd, hit uppað and fundað wið ðæs ðe hit ǽr from cóm illud repetit, unde descendit, Past. 277, 7. (2 a) of that which injures. Cf. (1 d) Cýdde man mé ús mára hearm tó fundode þonne ús wel lícode, Cht. E. 230, 1. Swá benne ne burston ne fundian (not strike inwards? ), Lch. ii. 352, 1. II. of action, purpose, to strive to attain an end or object. 1. the end marked by a preposition or adverb Twá ðing sindon þe ǽlces monnes ingeþanc tó fundaþ, is willa and anweald, Bt. 36, 3; F. 176, 6. Þinga gehwilc þiderweard fundað, Met. 13, 14. Hwidre ic þé nú teohhie tó lǽdenne . . . ðider fundian, Bt. 22, 2; F. 78, 2. (1 a) with reflex. dat. Fundige hé him tó lissa blisse, Sch. 100. 2. with infin. Monige . . . witan fundiað, hwylc . . ., Mód. 16. 3. with gerund Hié fundiað tó bigietenne, and beóð suíðe gedréfede cogitationis turbidae aestibus anhelant, Past. 127, 20. Blódig regn and fýren fundiaþ þás eorþan tó forswylgenne, Bl. H. 93, 3. Sé ðe fundige wíslíce tó sprecanne cum fortasse sapiens videri desiderat, Past. 93, 24. Gif mon fundige wið his feónd tó gefeohtanne, Lch. ii. 154, 5. 4. with a clause Þá fundiaþ hié willon genimon myccle herehýþ, Bl. H. 95, 1. III. in the following passages fundian is used as the equivalent of fandian. [In M. E. found is used with the meaning as well of fandian as of fundian. v. N. E. D. found] Mid orþance þissesðinges fundian (fandian, fondian, v. ll. ), Lch. i. 100, 7. Wé sculon be þæs andgites mǽðe fandian (fundigan, v. l. ), Bt. 42; S. 147, 15. Fancian (fundian with a over the u, v. l. ) þára þióstra, 36, 3; S. 105, 25. v. ge-fundian.
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