ge-þafa
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ge-þafa
Add: [The word, which occurs only as predicate of the verbs beón, weorþan, seems at least generally to be an adjective; in some instances it appears indeclinable, see the last three passages, and cf. similar adjectival forms in Icelandic.] I. where there is consent to an action or a condition, acquiescence in an arrangement. 1. with gen. Hé cwæð ðæs ðe hé gebruce, æfter his dæge hé nánum menn sél ne úðe ðonne mé: and ic ð æs ðá wæs wel geþafa, C. D. ii. 113, 15. Mid þý wit ðæt unéðelíce þurhtugon þæt hé ðæs geþafa beón wolde cum hoc difficulter inpetraremus, Bd. 5, 4; Sch. 568, 19. Hí nyllað geðáfan beón óðerra monna geðeahtes alienis consiliis non acquiescunt, Past. 305, 15. 2. with gen. and clause Gif his wolde mínra þegna hwilc geþafa wurðan þæt hé úp heonon mihte cuman, Gen. 414. 3. with dat. þone þe byð heora leahtrum geþafa vitiis suis consentientem personam, R. Ben. 118, 7. II. where the correctness of a statement is admitted. 1. with gen. Ðises ic eom ealles geþafa, Bt. 32, 2 ; F. 122, 20. Hí ealne þone bryce uppon þone cyng tealdon, ac hé nolde þæs geþafa beón, Chr. 1094; P. 229, 9. 2. with clause Hé geþafa beón nolde þæt hé untela dyde. Ps. Th. 9, 35. Ball moncyn is ánmód-líce geþafa God is fruma ealra góda Deum rerun omnium principem bonum esse communis humanorum conceptio probat animorum, Bt. 34, 2 ; F. 136, 1. Wé sceolon beón geþafan (geþafa, v. l.) se God sié eallra ðinga betst hunc esse rerum omnium praecellentissimam confitemur, 34, 3; F. 136, 31. 3. with dat. Þ á hí Agustines larum ne his bénum geþafa beón woldon cum neque precibus neque hortamentis Augustini adsensum praebere uoluissent, Bd. 2, 2 ; Sch. 113, 21. v. ge-þæf.
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