ge-feallan
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ge-feallan
Add:I. intrans. 1. to fall from a higher to a lower position Ofer þæne þe hé gefylþ super quem ceciderit, An. Ox. 61, 28. Þá tó heofenum ástígað, nyðer gefeallað under neowulne grund (descendant usque ad abyssos ), Ps. Th. 106, 25: Cri. 1532. Hié hine forlétan and hé gefeól on þone stocc, Bl. H. 189, 12. Gefeáll regn descendit pluvia, Mt. L. 7, 25. Ealle þá yldestan witan gefeóllan of ánre úpflóran, bútan se hálga Dúnstán ána ætstód uppon ánum beáme, Chr. 978; P. 123, 2. Se heoton biþ gefeallen æt þǽm feówer endum middangeardes, Bl. H. 93, 5. Gefeallen snáw, Ps. Th. 148, 8. 2. to fall from an erect position, a. of living things Áslád and gefióll labat, Wrt. Voc. ii. 50, 62. Gefeoll procumberet, 66, 9. Hé gefeáll onufa suira his, Lk. L. 15, 20. Gefeól se ríca on his reste middan, Jud. 67. Hé gefeóll tó foldan, 280. (a α) to stumble, fall into or over :-- Éghuoelc sé ðe gefalleð onufa ðæm stáne, Lk. L. R. 20, 18. Gif gefallas scíp in seáð, Mt. L. 12, 11. Hí on ðone seáð gefeóllan, Ps. Th. 56, 8. (a β) to fall in reverence :-- wif forhtade ... and gifeól (gefeall, L.) bifora him, Mk. R. 5, 33. wíf gífeóll bifora fótum his, Lk. R. 8, 47. Hé gifeóll on onsióne, 17, 16. (a γ) to fall dead or wounded, fall in battle :-- Gefallas hiá in múðe suordes, Lk. L. 21, 24. Micel wæl gefeól, Chr. 943; P. 111, 12: 1004; P. 135, 36. Þǽr on greót gefeóll se hýhsta dǽl, Jud. 308. Hwæt wæs on manríme ... dareðlácendra deádra gefeallen, El. 651. b. of material objects, buildings, &c. Þonne gefeallaþ ealle deófolgyld, Bl. H. 93, 16. Þæt hús nó gefeóll (-feáll, L.), Mt. R. 7, 25, 27: Lk. L. 6, 49. 3. to fall, a. of persons, to perish, be ruined Se líchoma lǽne gedreóseð, fǽge gefealleð, B. 1755. Gé sweltað ..., swá ealdormann án gefealleð vos moriemini ..., sicut unus de principibus cadetis, Ps. Th. 81, 7. Leáf féalewiað, feallað on eorðan, ... swá gefeallað þá þe firena lǽstað, Sal. 315. b. of things, to decline, decay, fail Mycel yfel weaxeþ on þínum ríce, gif þú lǽtest leng þysne drý ríxian, ... and þín ríce for his lárum gefealleþ, Bl. H. 181, 34. Eáðor is ... ðon án merce gefalla, Lk. L. 16, 17. 4. to fall to doing something, to fall a-doing, busy one's self at something, apply with energy to Hé ofdúne ástáh and gefeóll on þæs ceorles clyppinge concitus descendit, atque in ejusdem rustici amplexum ruit, Gr. D. 47, 1 [: Ap. Th. 16, 23. v. Dict.]. 5. of that which (violently) affects the mind Ondo gefeóll (gifeól, R.) ofer hine timor irruit super eum, Lk. L. 1, 12. Hé fond his mondryhten ádlwérigne; him þæt in gefeól hefig æt heortan, Gú. 981. II. trans. 1. to reach by falling, to fall and reach, fall to Hé meregrund gefeóll, B. 2100. Hé hreás on hrúsan ... hé eorðan gefeóll, 2834. Lagu land gefeól (of the water of the Red Sea when it fell upon the Egyptians trying to follow in the track of the Israelites ), Exod. 482: 491. 2. to cause by falling Hit is on leóðum gesungen hwelcne demm hie Rómánum gefeóllan (quantam reipublicae orbitatem occasu suo intulerit Fabiorum familia ), Ors. 2, 4; S. 72, 11. [O. H. Ger. gi-fallan.]
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