ge-tácnung
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ge-tácnung
Add:I. a sign, mark. 1. a mark made on an object Bóceras habbað on heora cræfte tácna . . . and mé þingð wynsumlic ic þǽra preósta notas þám bócerum gekýðe þe lǽs þe hig witan þá rímcræftige weras sýn bútan cræftigum getácnungum, Angl. viii. 333, 19. 2. a significant gesture, sign of feeling made by a person Þæt nǽfre nánre céorunge yfelnes on áhwylcum worde odþe getácnunge (in aliquo qualicumque verbo vel significatione) geswutelod wurðe, R. Ben. 58, 9. 3. a signal pæt sý mid sumere getácnunge gebeden and ná midmenniscre stefne sonitu cujuscumque signi potius petatur quam voce, R. Ben. 62, 16. 4. a warning signal, notice of danger þú forgǽfe ondrǽdendum þé getácnunge (significationem), hig fleón, Ps. L. 59, 6. II. figurative representation Getácnung prefiguratio, An. Ox. 1802 : Ælfc. T. Grn. 11, 11. Hé hét wurpan þæt net on ðá swíðran healfe for dǽre getácnunge. Seó swíðre healf getácnað ðá gódan, Hml. Th. ii. 290, 11. þæt getel ðǽra fixa hæfð máran getácnunge ðonne gé understandan magon the number of the fishes represents figuratively more than you can understand, 292, 3. þúú Getácnunge typum, i. figuram, An. Ox. 213: 5136. Seó bóc ys, . . . mid deópum andgitte on díglum getácnungum, Ælfc. T. Grn. 10, 42. III. of words, signification Significatio ys getácnung, hwæt þæt word getácnige, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 120, 1: 223, 1. 16. Hwílon hé (the preposition ) geeácnað and gefylð þǽra worda andgit þe hé tó cymð, and hwílon hé áwent heora getácnunge and hwílon wanað, 268, 2. Wæs seó ealde ǽ swíðe earfoðe tó understondenne; ac þonne wé cumað tó ðám smedman, þæt is tó ðǽre getácnunge, þonne gereordað heó úre mód, Hml. Th. i. 188, 8.
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