ge-sǽlan
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ge-sǽlan
Add:I. of a person, to succeed in a purpose, bring about something. Take here ge-sǽlan to be successful (in Dict. ). II. of a concrete thing, to be brought about, be made, come into existence Hi wénað ealdgesceaft ǽfre ne wǽre, ac wénað hit weás cóme, níwan gesǽlde (cf. wénaþ ne sié eald gesceaft, ac sié weás geworden níwane, Bt. 39, 3 ; F. 216, 4), Met. 28, 73. III. of non-material things, events, circumstances, &c. 1. the subject a noun, to befall, happen, come to pass Siððan him gesǽlde sigorworca hréð, Exod. 316. Swylce mǽla swylce hira mandryhtne þearf gesǽlde, B. 1250. (l a) a pronoun representing a preceding circumstance :-- Þæt ne geweorðe þyllic gýmelést gelimpe. Sý georne bewarnod þæt hit ná ne gesǽle (proveniat). Gif hit gelimpe (contigerit), R. Ben. 36, 6. 2. the circumstance, &c. , given in a following clause, to happen that. a. the subject a pronoun in apposition to the clause Oft þæt gesǽleð, þæt wé brecað ofer bæðweg, An. 511. Gif þæt geséle, þæt mín cynn gewíte, Cht. Th. 472, 4. b. the subject a more or less indefinite hit: — Hit oft gesǽleð. Nar. 7, 25. Hit gesǽlde (cf. hit gebyrede, Bt. 38,1 ; F. 194, 2) gió on sume tide, þæt Aulixes hæfde cynerícu twá, Met. 26, 4 : 9, 23. Hit mæg eáðe gesǽlan, ðæt hié ðá óðre tǽlen, Past. 333, 20 : 427, 24. c. the subject not expressed Swá gesǽlde þæt wé wada cunnedon, An. 438: 661. IV. referring to the course of events. 1. the subject the indefinite hit = matters, things Gif hit þonne hwæt elles gesélde if then matters turned out somewhat differently, Cht. Th. 166, 20. 2. the subject not expressed Hwílum us on ýðum earfoðlíce gesǽleð at times things go hard with us at sea, An. 515.
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