ge-þæf
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ge-þæf
Add:1. not wishing for change Éþhelde vel geþæf contentus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 135, 2. Gif munuc eáðhylde biþ and geþæf, þeáh híne man wácne talige si omni Militate contentus sit monachus, R. Ben. 29, 3. 2. not wishing change in something, a. with gen. Hú hé his ágene unðeáwas ongietan wille and hira geþæf bión (cf. (?) gerest ðæt mód hit orsorglíce on ðǽre fortrúwunga, 463, 10 : both passages refer to the same subject) how he will recognize his own faults, and yet wish for no change in them (? the Latin is : Infirmitatem suam quotidie quanta consideratione cognoscat), Past. 23, 22. b. construction uncertain And geþæf and hé bið on gewunan . . . geþeef is hé gemét et contentus fuerit consuetudine loci quam invenerit. . . contentus est quod invenerit, R. Ben. 1. 101, 14-17. Gehyrsnmiendre geþæfé (-þafe, Hpt. Gl. 413, 18) stilnesse uernacula contentae quiete. An. Ox, 289. v. ge-þafa.
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