ge-wítnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-wítnian
Add:I. to punish a person Gewítnodum multato (pestilente ), Kent. Gl. 774. Ðé þincþ þá orsorgran bióð gesǽligran ðonne þá gewítnodan, Bt. 38, 4; F. 204, 21. I a. where cause is given, to punish for something :-- Wæs sum leódscipe þe God wolde gewítnian for heora gewitleásum dǽdum, Hml. S. 13, 274. Gode ic hæbbe ábolgen; for þon ic þus bittre wearð gewítnad, Hy. 4, 79. Þá þe gewítnode beóð for hiora scyldum, Ps. Th. 44, 16: Bt. 39, 11; F. 230, 6. I b. α. with noun Wommum gewítnad, B. 3073. Mid deáðe gewítnedra morti punitorum, Ps. Vos. 78, 11. β. in a clause God gewítnode ealle his wimmen, swa þæt heora nán ne mihte habban ǽnig cild, Gen. 20, 18. II. to punish, chastise a fault Ne cann Drihten leahtras, ac hé gewítnað leahtras, Hml. Th. ii. 574, 4. Biþ gewí[t]nod multabitur, An. Ox. 7, 71. II a. [O. Sax. gi-wítnón: O. H. Ger. ge-wízinón mulctare, torquere, affligere.] v. un*-*gewítnod.
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