ge-nǽgan
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ge-nǽgan
Add: I. to approach a person with 1. a material object Wiste genǽgdon módige mete þegnas (food was brought), Exod. 130. 2. with non-material object, a. to address with words, El. 385 (v. Dict.), b. to attack, assault with ill-feeling, & c. Ic (a sword) má wánan ne þearf þæt mé bearn wrǽce, gif mé gromra hwylc gúðe genǽgeð (gehnǽgeð? v. ge-hnǽgan), Rä. 31, 19. Wé þec níða genǽgað, Gú. 201. Hearde genearwod, níða genǽged, B. 1439. (b α) of the attacks of illness, trouble, &c. :-- Hú gewearð þé þus, fæder, ferð gebysgod, nearwe genǽged ?, Gú. 986. [In the last passage in Dict. for Cri. 1126 read Gú. 1126.]
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