ge-métan
Morphological Analysis
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ge-métan
Add: A. to meet. I. trans. 1. to meet with, come upon or across, fall in with -Ðá eóde hé furþor, oþ hé gemétte ðá graman gydena, Bt. 35, 6; F. 168, 24. Se here ætbærst. . . and gemǽtte se here ðá scipu of Eást-Englum, Chr. 992; P. 127, 17. P-hí hámweard wǽron , . . , þá gemétton hí sciphere wícinga, 885 ; P. 79, 22. 2. to meet that which is moving in an opposite direction Hig grimme windas gemétað and þá wreccan geswencað, Angl. viii. 324, 14. Hiene gemétte án mon, þá hé fór from þǽre byrig, Ors. 6, 31; S. 286, 14. (2 a) with acc. and in/in. :-- Þá gemétte hé mycele fyrde cuman úp of sǽ, 982 ; P. 124, 25. 3. to meet, encounter an enemy Fauius gemétte Galba cyning Fabius regi Arvernorum occurrit, Ors. 5, 6 ; S. 228, 2. Ridon .ii. eorlas úp. Þá gemétte hié Æþelwulf on Englafelda and him þǽr wiþ gefeaht. Chr. 871 ; P. 70, 12. Se here wolde faran on hergaþ . . . þá gemétton þá men hié of Hereforda, 918 ; P. 98, 17. Sóna swá hí cómon on Stúre múðan gemǽtton hí .xvi. scipa wícinga, 885 ; P. 79, 19. (3 a) with reflex, pron. used reciprocally :-- Næs long tó þon þæt þá áglǽcean hý eft gemétton, B. 2592. (3 b) to encounter hostility, opposition, & c. , meet attack :-- Hí sǽdon hí nǽfre wyrsan handplegan on Angelcynne ne gemétton þonne Ulfcytel him tó bróhte, Chr. 1004; P. 136, note I. 4. to come into association with; with reflex, pron. usedGEMETE — GE-METGIAN 371">reciprocally, to come together Ǽgþer hiora (se wela and se anweald) biþ ðý forcúþra, gif hí hí gemétaþ, Bt. 27, 2 ; F. 98, 16. II. intrans. 1. of two or more persons, to meet, come together, come into one another's company Ðǽr leófe ne tódǽlað, ne láðe ne gemétað, Wlfst. 190, 2 : 204, 24. Þonne hý (or acc. cf. I. 4) æt frymðe gemétað, engel and seó eádge sáwl, Cri. 1666. 2. to meet in battle Þ hiora nán óðerne on þone andwlitan ne slóge, þǽr þǽr hié æt ge-feohtum gemétte, Ors. 5, 12 ; S. 242, 12. B. to find. I. without idea of premeditation, search or effort. 1. to meet with, come upon, come across, a. with simple object Gleómen simle sumne gemétað gydda gleáwne, Vid. 138. Hé gemétte swiþe manig folc. Bl. H. 141, 32. Gemoette inuenit, Mt. R. 18, 28. Ðeáh nú (þú ?) on londe león geméte, wynsume wiht wel átemede, (þe) hire mágister miclum lufige, Met. 13, 18. Hwæt is þæt, bróþor? hú eart þú hér gemét? how come you to be found here ?, Bl. H. 237, 26. (a α) to find that to which one is directed :-- Gang tó ðæs sǽs waroðe, and þú þǽr gemétst scip, Bl. H. 231, 30. Gangað . . . and gé þǽr gemétað fíctreów, 239, 6: 147, 30. (a β) to find in records :-- Þá þe ic gemétte áwþer oþþe on Ines dæge oþþe on Offan, . . . þá þe mé ryhtoste þúhton, ic þá hér on gegaderode, Ll. Th. i. 58, 23. b. with obj. and infin. Ðá hé hié gemétte swá wandrian, Past. 415, 23. Hé hine gemétte sittan on scridwǽne, Bt. 27, I; F. 96, Cómon hí tó sǽ and þǽr gemétton scip standan, Hml. S. 30, 164; Bl. H. 237, 18: An. 1063. c. with obj. and complement Ðæt mód ðæt se dióful gemét on unnyttum sorgum, Past. 415, 24. Gif hé geméteð óðerne æt his ǽwum wífe, Ll. Th. i. 90, 26. Gif heó man ǽfre eft on earde geméte, 220, 10. Be feorrancumenum men bútan wege gemétton, 114, 13. a. to come upon what has been hidden or not previously observed Hé hét delfan ðá eorðan, and hí gemétton áne ǽrene anlícnysse, Hml. Th. ii. 166, 2. Seó ilce bóc seó on þǽre ciricean funden wæs and geméted, Bl. H. 197, 27. 3. to meet with, get, obtain, experience a. something advantageous , to find favour, & c. Framunge þú gemést profectum inuenies, Scint. 219, 3. Þú gemétest gife beforan Gode, Bl. H. 7, 18. Gemét repperiet (bona), Kent. Gl. 565. Þǽr wé sib and lufu gemétað, Hy. 7, 30. For þý sint góde men góde ðe hí gód gemétað . . . Ðá gódan begitaþ gód hí willniaþ . . . Ðá yfelan nǽron ná yfele, gif hí geméttan gód hí wilniaþ, ac for þý hý sint yfele þe hí hit ne gemétaþ certum est adeptione boni bonos fieri. . . adipiscuntur boni quod appetunt . . . mali vero si adipiscerentur, quod appetunt bonum, mali esse non possent, Bt. 36, 3; F. 176, 28-178, 2. Hí æt him helpe gemétton, Gú. 894. Ðæt hé geméte forgiefnesse, Past. 165, 22. Reste gemétan, Bd. 5, 12; Sch. 616, 17. b. something disadvantageous Hine bismriende hié cwǽdon : 'Hwæt is þæt þú hér gemétest?' what luck have you had here?, Bl. H. 243, 8. Hé sceolde þæt ilce mǽnan, and eác þæt ylce gemétan, Ps. Th. 37, arg. Nis þǽr ǽnig sár geméted, ne ádl, ne ece, Bl. H. 25, 30. 4. to discover on inspection or consideration ne gemétað náne geswutelunge on bócum, hw! þes dæg tó geáres anginne geteald sý, Hml. Th. i. 98, 18. Þá swaðo ðe on ðǽm marmanstíine geméted wǽron, Bl. H. 207, 13: Ph. 231. (4 a) with obj. and infin. :-- Hé hine geneósian wolde: þá gemétte hé hine hleonian on þám hale his cyrcan, Guth. 82, 21. Hié gemétton hæle bídan, An. 143. (4-b) with obj. and complement, α. a noun Þæt heáfod wæg geméted scépes heáfod, Bl. H. 183, 22. β. an adj. or ptcpl. Ic nǽfre þé ǽr gemétte þus méðne, Gú. 988. Gemétte hé his gaþoftan slǽpende, Bd. 3, 27; Sch. 320, 21: Bl. H. 145, 6. Hé gemétte þá wríteras wrítende, Gr. D. 35, 33. Hweðer hé cwicne gemétte Wedra þeóden, B. 2785. Hié gemétton þæs carcernes duru opene . . . Hié cwǽdon: 'Þin carcern open wé gemétton, and nǽnige wé þǽr gemétton, Bl. H. 239, 24-28. γ. a phrase Gemétte hé ealle þá apostolas embe þǽre eádigan Marian ræste, Bl. H. 147, 4. 5. to find by experience or trial Ne wæs his drohteð, þǽr swylce hé ǽr gemétte, B. 757. ' Ic eom Drihtnes þeówen . . . Þǽr wæs fæger eáðmódnes geméted on þǽre fǽmnan, Bl. H. 9, 22 : Gú. 502. (5 a) with complement :-- Ne onscunige ic nó þǽs neoþeran stówe, gif ic þé gerádne geméte, Bt. 5, I; F. 10, 16: 27, 2; F. 96, 28. Þ wé úrne Déman mildne geméton, Bl. H. 97, 3. Þ on ús ne sý geméted nǽnigu stów ǽmetig gástlicra mægena, 37, 9. (5 b) to find out in misdoing :-- Sé þe on hláfordsearwe gemét sý, Ll. Th. i. 268, 23. II. with the idea oi search or effort, 1. to discover by searching Gif ic mínum eágum unne slǽpes. . . oþ þæt ic geméte (-moete, Ps. Srt.) stówe Drihtne gecorene, Ps. Th. 131, 5. Ic sóhte and ne gemoette. Ps. Srt. 68, 21. Hí sóhton forwlencte hrýþær. Ðá gemétte hé hit æt néhstan, Bl. H. 199, 14. Þǽr sió ród geméted wæs, EI. 1013. Ic sóhte hine and ne wes gemóted stów his, Ps. Srt. 36, 36. (l a) with obj. and infin. :-- Hé ðone fearr gehwǽr sóhte, and æt néxtan hine gemétte standan uppon ðám cnolle, Hml. Th. i. 502, 14. 2. to find out, ascertain by mental effort Áfunde, gemét experiretur (ut nutum supernae majestatis argumentis evidentibus experietur, Ald. 46, 34), An. Ox. 3401. 3. to procure for a person Ic mé deórne scealc gemétte. Ps. Th. 88, 17 [Goth. ga-mótjan.] v. ge-mittan.
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