ge-cnáwan
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ge-cnáwan
Add:I. to recognize, identify an object Mid ðám þe mód wiþ his bewende, ðá gecneów hit swíþe sweotele his ágne módor, Bt. 3, 1; F. 4, 29. Eft hine gecneów óðer þínen, Mk. 14, 69. Beheóld hé hí and gecneów hí be hyre wlite, Hml. S. 30, 363. Hélias cóm, and hig hyne ne gecneówon (cognouerunt ), Mt. 17, 12. Þá wurdon hyra eágan geopenude, and hig gecneówon hine, Lk. 24, 31. Heó helode hire nebb, þæt hé hig ne mihte gecnáwan (ne agnosceretur ), Gen. 38, 15. Gif þú nú sweotole gecnáwan miht ðá anlícnessa þǽre gesǽlþe, ðonne is þearf ic þé hí selfe getǽce, Bt. 33, 1; F. 118, 35. Hí hí gecnáwan móston, hiacute; gebróðra synd, Hml. S. 30, 377. II. to acknowledge, 1. a person Hé wæs tó cinge ongyten and gehered, ge of cilda múþe gecnáwen and weorþad. Bl. H. 71, 33. (l a) where a payment is made as acknowledgement :-- Ys ðis seó oncnáwennis ðe hé hæfð God mid gecnáwen ... on circlicum mádmum, Cht. Th. 429, 8. 2. a claim, to pay by way of acknowledgement, v. ge-cnáwness Man sceal for Godes ege mǽðe on háde gecnáwan (pay respect to the clergy ), Ll. Th. i. 362, 5. Gebyreð man his geswinces leán gecnáwe on ðám endum ðe tó efenlǽse licgan, 440, 12. III. to know, be acquainted with Hié hæfdon míne ǽ, and hí mé ne gecniówon (-cnéwon, v.l.) tenentes legem nescierunt me, Past. 29, 1. IV. to know, be conversant with a subject Sé þe Godes bebodu ne gecnǽwð hic, qui ea quae sunt Domini nescit, Past. 29, 1. V. to have a clear apprehension of Mon mæg sweotole ongitan, ǽlc mon ðæs wilnaþ, hé mæge héhste gód begitan, ðǽr hí hit gecnáwan mihtan, Bt. 24, 4; F. 86, 35. Sió ungleáwnes biþ on þé selfum, ðú hit ne canst on riht gecnáwan, 39, 10; F. 226, 34. VI. to be cognizant of a fact, understand Gecnáwað (cf. understandaþ, 7) þæt sóð is, ðeós woruld is on ofste, Wlfst. 154, 4. Wé habbað þurh Godes yrre bysmor gelóme, gecnáwe sé ðe cunne, 159, 2: 162, 2. Þǽr gewitnysse bið and man gecnáwan can þǽr bregde bið, Ll. Th. i. 390, 12. Wé on þám gecnáwan magon þeós world is scyndende and heononweard, Bl. H. 115, 19. VI a. with dependent question :--- VII. to make known, declare Gyf ǽnig mann sý ... secge ic hig ǽr him geunnan sceolde, ic wylle hé cume beforan mé mid his sweotelunge and dóme gecnáwe hwǽr ic hig him ǽr geúðe, C.D. iv. 222, 32. v. un-gecnáwen.
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