ge-ágnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-ágnian
Add:I. to have as one's own, possess, occupy Þín sǽd geágnað (þín ofspring sceal ágan, Gen. 22, 17) his feónda gatu possidebit semen luum portas inimicorum , Hml. Th. ii. 62, 10. On eówerum geðylde gé geáhniað eów (possidebitis , Lk. 21, 19) eówere sáwla, 544, 4. Eádige beóð þá líþan, for ðan þe hí þæt land geágniað (possidebunit , Mt. 5, 4), i. 550, 19. Bréðer þe Godes ege his sáule geáhnige cujus animam timor Dei possidet , R. Ben. 85, 22. Swá swá náht hæbbende and ealle ðing geágnigende (possidentes , 2 Cor. 6, 10), Hml. Th. i. 550, 7. Geágnode, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 15, 6. II. to get or secure possession of, acquire for a person (dat. ) Se arcebiscop geáhnode (acquisivit aeternam hereditatem ) Gode and S Andrea þá land, Cht. Th. 273, 23. Hé lét þá Godas þeówas þǽra áre brúcan þe him geáhnod wæs, Hml. S. 3, 354. II a. reflexive :-- Cnut geáhnode (-ágenede, v. l. ) him þet land, Chr. 1028; P. 157, 21. Uton faran and geáhnian ús þæt land, for þan þe wé magon mid mihte hit bigitan, Num. 13, 31. Him ealle þás cynerícu on his ǽnes ǽht geágnian, Bl. H. 105, 12. On þám setle þe hé him sylfum geágnod hæfde, Nic. 16, 14. III. to adopt a child Tó ðǽm ðæt gé Gode geágenudu (-ágnudu, v. l.) bearn (adoptionis filii ) beón scielen, Past. 263, 22. IV. to prove one's title to property, secure by shewing title Sé þe yrfe him geágnian wille . . . sylle þone ád hit on his ǽhte geboren wǽre, Ll. Th. i. 204, 12. Þæt Helmstán móste gán forð mid ðon bócon and geágnigean him ðæt lond, Cht. Th. 170, 18. Þá getǽhte man Wynflǽde hió móste hit hyre geáhnian, 288, 36. V. in a bad sense, to usurp Geáhnian usurpace , An. Ox. 5, 15. Geáhnode usurpatę , 5307.
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