ge-lícian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-lícian
p. ode. I. to make like or to be like, 1. to imitate. Cf. ge-líc; I. Tó gelícanne ad imitandum, Rtl. 22, 36. Haedno forebeádend gelícad gentiles prohibens imitandos, Mk. p. 4, 15. 2. to liken, compare. Cf. ge-líc; IV. Geefned bið ł gelíced bið assimilabitur, Mt. L. 7, 24. [Goth. ga-leikón (with or without sik) to be like, imitate; to liken, compare: O. H. Ger. ge-líhhen assimilare.] II. to like (v. N. E. D. like to seem, lock like), seem likely. Cf. ge-líc; VI. Þá geceás hé him áne burg wið þone sǽ, Bizantium wæs hátenu, tó ðon þæt him gelícade hié þǽr mehten betst frið binnan habban, and eác hié þǽr gehendaste wǽren on gehwelc lond þonan tó winnanne maritimam urbem, Byzantium, aptissimam judicavit, ut receptaculum sibi terra marique fieret, Ors. 3, 7; S. 116, 6.
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