ge-libban
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-libban
ge-lifian, ge-leofian; p. ge-lifde, ge-lifode, ge-leofode To live. I. to be alive Mið ðý gehérdon te gelifde and geséne wǽre, Mk. L. 16, 11. to pass life under specified conditions :-- Sume on hǽðenscipe gelifdon, Ll. Th. ii. 366, 13. Gif swá biþ geleofad si sic vivitur, Ps. L. 185 a, 16. III. to escape spiritual death Ðis dó te ðú gelifige, Lk. L. 10, 28. IV. trans. 1. to have as part of one's life, to experience Ne ondrǽd ðú ðé deáð tó swíðe; ne geleofað man náht miriges ðá hwíle ðe mon deáð ondrǽt life hath no mirth while death is feared, Prov. K. 16. 2. to get by living, to live to do Hé cyng beón sceolde, gif hé hit gelifode he should have been king, if he had lived to do it, Chr. 1093; P. 228, 11. Fulne ende þínes lífes þú hæfst gelifd plenam etatis finem habes, Nar. 30, 11. [O. H. Ger. ge-lében to experience, live to see. Cf. Ger. er-leben.]
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