ge-wealdan
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ge-wealdan
Add:I. to control the movement of a material object, wield a weapon Heora nán ne mehte nánes wǽpnes gewealdan, Ors. 4, 10; S. 194, 19. II. to control movement, action, manage to do some movement or action. 1. with gen. Ne mæg úre sáwul gefleón ... ðe má ðe ǽnig fugel his flyhtes gewylt, gif his óðer fiðere forod bið, Hml. Th. ii. 318, 28. Meaht þú meðelcwidum worda gewealdan?, Gú. 989. 2. with dat. (inst.) Swá hé late meahte oreðe gewealdan, 1199. III. to control, have power over a person Betra bið sé þe his ágen mód ofercymð and gewilt (melior est qui dominatur animo suo ) ... sió gesceádwísnes hæfð ofercumen ðæt mód and gewielð, Past. 218, 15-21. Wið feóndseócum men, þonne deófol þone monnan innan gewealde mid ádle when a devil possesses a man, Lch. ii. 136, 25, III a. where the subject is a passion :-- Gif hé yrre ne lǽteð ǽfre gewealdan if he never lets anger have the mastery, Fä. 83. IV. of official authority Ðás gewældes ðǽm hi dominantur eis, Mk. L. R. 10, 42. Hé ríces geweóld, Hml. S. 26, 46. [Goth. ga-waldan: O. Sax. gi-waldan.]
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