genge
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine, Neuter
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genge
f. A gang. Substitute: genge, es; n. A band, company, troops Heora ágene menn wolden hergon þone mynstre, wæs Hereward and his genge, Chr. 1070; P. 205, 11. Hé sende æfter Leófríce eorle and æfter Síwarde eorle and bæd heora gencges. Hí him tó cómon mid medemum fultume, 1052; P. 175, 17. Se cining sende Ealdred mid genge, P. 176, 13. Hé gewende tó Brytlande and begeat him þǽr micel genge, 1055; P. 185, 38. [Hi flemden þe king and sloghen suithe micel of his genge, Chr. 1138; P. 266, 7. In Layamon genge is used of military forces as in the Chronicle Nis þe (Hengest ) non neod to bringen mid þe muchel genge, 15025. He sende æfter genge, 28803. He somnede genge and wolde mid fehte faren, 29330. Arthur com mid mucle his genge (alle his folke, 2nd MS.), 23850. The word occurs often in the Ormulum, mostly in a general sense, e.g. Þatt all þatt genge (folk ) mihhte lefenn uppo Criste, 6956. Þeȝȝre (angels' ) genge shollde ben wiþþ gode sawless ekedd, 3918. Miccle mare genge off Lerninngcnihhtess, 19566: but also of a military host :-- Faraoness genge, 14851. v. N. E. D. ging.] v. ge-genge, and cf. gang; X.
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