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Add:I. going, walking, moving on foot, step. 1. of living beings Þǽr nǽfre feóndes ne bið gang on lande, An. 1696. Petrus mid his gange getácnode ǽgðer ge ðá strangan ge ðá unstrangan on Godes folce, Hml. Th. ii. 390, 16. Þurh his fóta gange ambulando , Bd. 4, 3; Sch. 349, 14. Gif ic míne heorde þrafige on gancge (in ambulando ), R. Ben. 120, 20. Tó ráde oþþe tó gange for riding or walking , Ll. Th. i. 232, 15. Wið fóta sáre fram miclum gange, Lch. ii. 68, 16 : 6, 18. Hrædne gang rapidum gressum . An. Ox. 50, 43. Hý habbaþ þæs þe leóhtran gang, Lch. i. 342, 12. Wǽron hyra gongas sméðe and geséfte, Gú. 703. Mid gongum, mid rádum, oþþe mid þý þe hine mon here oþþe on wǽne ferige, Lch. ii. 30, 28. (l a) the sole of the foot (?) :-- Wið fótswylum . . . haran lungen . . . neoþan tó gewriþen, wundorlíce þá gongas beóþ gehǽlede, Lch. i. 342, 19. (1 b) the being habitually in a specified condition. Cf. gan; I. 5 :-- Be sceápes gonge mid his fliése. Sceáp sceal gongan mid his fliése oð midne sumor, Ll. Th. i. 146, 9. 2. of things Freóbearn wurdon álǽten líges gange, Dan. 263. Mid swátes gange with the flow of blood , Kr. 23. Wǽgea gangas þonne sǽstreámas swíðust flówað elationes maris, Ps. Th. 92, 5. (2 a) of non-material things :-- Ǽrmorgenes gancg exitus matutini , Ps. Th. 64, 9. Þé untrymnes ádle gongum (with attacks of disease ) bysgade, Gú. 990. II. power of walking or of moving about Healte men onféngon heora gonge. Shrn. 137, 27. Wé gedóð þæt hí gán ne magon . . . Wé forgifað him nú gang. Hml. Th. ii. 486, 15. III. mode of walking, walk, gait Eustachius hí behealdende be heora gewunelican gange hí gecneów, Hml. S. 30, 234. Mid swýðe sorhleásum and bealdum gange secure gressu ac libero . Gr. D. 319, 17. IV. a walk, journey Tó leáne his gauges, Gr. D. 143, 6. Woerig of gonge (geong, L.) fatigatus ex itinere , Jn. R. 4, 6. Gong (geong, L.) dón iter facere , Lk. R. 13, 22. Geong ł fær iter , Lk. L. 10, 33: Rtl. 176, 23. Þurh þín sylfes gong tó eorðan, Cri. 254. Forhabban hine wyð micele gangas, Lch. iii. 134, 19. IV a. like colloquial go, time, occasion of going :-- Gehwæþerne gang swígende either time (going and returning) in silence , Lch. ii. 76, 17. V. a way, road, path, passage Þá ongunnon hí búton ǽlcere lættinge in gangan; mé ; godcunde mægen þæs ganges bewerede. Hml. S. 23 b, 408. Wæs on gange gifu oft geæhted, B. 1884. Ic gong tó þám ágan móste, Jul. 517. Bióðon unrehte in gongum (geongom, L.) erunt praua in directa , Lk. R. 3, 5. Gongas (geongas. L.) semitas , Mk. R. 1, 3. Geongas, Lk. L. 3, 4. V a. a track :-- Lástas wǽton wíde gesýne, gang ofer grundas, B. 1404. Uton féran Grendles mágan gang sceáwigan, 1391. VI. course of time or events Eall þæs þe hé in fyrndagum gódes oððe gáles on his gǽste gehlód geára gongum, Cri. 1036 : Jul. 693. Hú mæg ic þæt findan, þæt swá fyrn gewearð wintra gangum ?, El. 633. Wyrda gangum, 1256. VII. a stream of words, a narrative Þæt hé him on spellum gecýðde, onwrige worda gongum, hú hé his wísna trúwade, Gú. 1134. VIII. space traversed by that which moves (swiftly), expanse covered Under swegles gang under the canopy of heaven , An. 208: 455. Wolcna gang the cloud-covered sky , Dan. 624. Tungla gong the firmament of moving stars , Cri. 884. Ofer geofones gong over the rolling expanse of ocean , Ph. 118. Ýða gelaac, wíd gang wætera, Ps. Th. 118, 136. VIIIa, oxan gang an ox-gang, a bovale, the eighth part of the carucate. 'The carucate being the extent of land ploughed by one plough, with its team of eight oxen, an eighth of this was considered as the share of each ox of the team,' N. E. D. :-- Hé sealde án(e) hide búton ánes oxan gang, C. D. B. iii. 370, 5, 7. Twégra oxena gang, 346, 20. IX. legal process (? cf. Dan. retter-gang legal procedure, process) Ðús man sceal swerigean ðonne man hafð his ǽhte gebryid, and bringeð hí on gange (cf. orf , ic on spece, and ic mid N. befangen hæbbe, 15), Ll. Th. i. 178, Ii. X. a company of people (?), a gang. Cf. beó-gang, genge Basilius eóde tó ánes preóstes húse, and hét his gebróðra beón his geféran. Anastasius wæs geháten se mæssepreóst þe se bisceop tó fundode swá fǽrlíce mid gange . . . Se bisceop gewende mid his gebróðrum hám. Hml. S. 3, 467. XI. a step, stair Gangas pulpita (cf. in pulpito, in gradu ubi lectores legunt. Ld. Gl. H.), Germ. 394, 221. XII. a privy [v. N. E. D. gong] Gang latrina , Wrt. Voc. i. 82, 12. Ic ne mæg for sceame þá sceandlican dǽde, þæt ǽnig man sceole etan on gange, swá fúlíce secgan swá hit fúllic is, E. S. viii. 62, 18. v. beó-, ciric-, ears-, laid-, forlig-, geán-, hand-, niþer-, ofer-, ráp-, relic-, samod-, set-, sulh-gang.
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