gifan
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gifan
AddDoto, -as, dono vel gifu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 142, l. Geben (gibaen, Ep. Gl.) wæs inpendebatur , Txts. 71, 1086. I. to give a thing as a present Se wela þe se cyning gifþ his deórlingum. Bt. 29, 1 ; F. 102, 3. Þú. sealdest mé wilna geniht. For þan þú ne þearft sceamian . . . þæs þú mé geáfe, Seel. 149. Hé geaf mé sinc and symbel, B. 2431 : 2173. Nán man ne sylle nán hors ofer sǽ, bútan hé hit gifan wille, Ll. Th. i. 208, 19. Geafendum mið ðingum oblatis muneribus , Mt. p. 14, II. to grant, confer an honour, a privilege, office, favour, &c. Se anweald þe hé gifþ his deórlingum, Bt. 29, 1 ; F. 102, 3. Gif man his mæn freóls gefe, Ll. Th. i. 38, 15. Þingie hé on þám ceápgilde . . . náht on þám wíte, bútan hit sé gifan wille e hit tó gebyrige, 210, 18. Hé scolde heom ðone pallium gifan, Chr. 995 ; P. 130, 34. II a. to give credit, confidence, affection, &c. :-- Þæs cyninges geférrǽden þe hé gífþ his deórlingum, Bt. 29, 1 ; F. 102, 3. Gif bisenum lufu is tó gefanne si exemplaribus fides est adhibita . Mt. p. 1, 12. III. of superhuman power. Cf. gifeþe Þú, Drihten, forgeáfe þám sáwlum eard on hiofonum and him þǽr gifst weorþlice gifa, Bt. 33, 4 ; F. 132, 19. Be ðæs andgites mǽðe ðe God ús gifþ, 42 ; F. 256, 4. God dóm gifeð gumena gehwylcum, An. 1153. Giefeð, Cri. 674 : Crä. 112. Of þám ǽhtum þe ic eów on eorðan geaf, Cri. 1502 : 1382. Drihten þám werude geaf mód and mihte, Dan. 13. Dryhten hyre weorðmynde geaf, Jud. 343 : An. 317 : El. 365. Hwæt hæfst ðú æt þám gifum þe ðú cwist seó wyrd eów gife?, Bt. 13 ; F. 38, 5. Him weorðeð blǽd gifen, Cri. 878. Gyfen, B. 64. III a. Þé Meotud wist gife, An. 388. III b. used absolutely :--- Simle hé biþ gifende, and ne wanaþ his nǽfre náuht, 42; F. 258, 5. ¶ to give to do something, grant :-- Heó wæs gelǽded, gifendum Drihtne and scyldendum, tó ðám munucháde, Gr. D. 199, 18. IV. to assign the future ownership of property, bequeath Sé þe land gewerod hæbbe . . . , hæbbe hé unbesacen on dæge and æfter dæge tó syllenne and tó gifenne þám þe him leófast sý, Ll. Th. i. 420, 22. V. to give in marriage Geaf Æþelwulf cyning his dohtor Burgréde, Chr. 853 ; P. 66, 2. Þá þá heó befleáh þám gesettan gyfte . . . in þám hí man gifan wolde dum constitutis jam nuptiis . . . fugisset , Gr. D. 199, 16. VI. to deliver, hand to a person; to give food Þá wæs gylden hylt gamelum rince on hand gyfen, B. 1678. Gif man his heówum in fæsten flǽsc gefe, Ll. Th. i. 40, 9. . VII. to give into the hands of, hand over to possess or to keep, consign, commit, entrust Hí (hine) léton holm beran, geáfon on gársecg, B. 49. Ágife (gyfe, v. l. ) man þám ágenfrígean his ágen, Ll. Th. i. 390, 7. Þeáh him eall sié þes middangeard on ǽht gifen, Met. 16, 10. VIII. to give in discharge of obligation, pay Him eallum wile Drihten dædleán gyfan, Exod. 263. IX. to give to a superior, pay a tax, due (religious or secular), make an offering Gef ðing bebeád Móyses offer munus quod praecepit Moses , Mt. L. 8, 4: Mk. L. l, 44. Gif se Fræncisca byð ofercuman, hé gyfe þám cynge .III. pund, Ll. Th. i. 489, 17. Ðing tó geafanne munus offerendum , Mt. p. 14, 13. X. to give up to, devote, consign Ic hí ne sparige, ac on spild giefe, Jul. 85. Hí Waldend giefeð feóndum in forwyrd, Cri. 1614. XI. where the object is a transactive act considered as given by the agent and received by the person or thing affected Þonne swíað hé and hlyst gefeð, Ph. 143. Eów miltse giefeð fæder ælmihtig, Jul. 657. Him se hæle geaf giestlíðnysse, Gen.2445. Gif bescoren man gange him an giestlíðnesse, gefe him man ǽnes, Ll. Th. i. 38, 13. Hé uoenas geafa embehtsumnise ł hérnisse hine hé gefe Gode arbitretur obsequium se praestare Deo , Jn. L. R. 16, 2. XII. to offer, present to the action of another Hé beald in gebede bídsteall gifeð fæste on féðan. Jul. 388. Giefeð, Rä. 41, 19. Gif huá ðec sláes in suíðra ceica ðín gef (praebe ) him ðý óðera. Mt. L. 5, 39. XIII. to offer for observation, set forth a statement for consideration Tó geafanne mið efennisse adhibita comparatione , Mt. p. 15, 12. XIV. to allot, assign Þǽr ys án tó láfe, gif þæne Aprili, Angl. viii. 303, 38 : 43. XV. to cause to have or receive. 1. the subject a person Brego engla geaf eft blisse gehwǽm égbúendra þurh eorðan westm, Chr. 975; P. 122, 1. 2. of things, to be productive of Ǽlcum men his ágen gód giþ good edleán, Bt. 37, 2 ; F. 188, 27. Ðá cwæþ hé: ' Wénst þú hwæþer ǽnig þissa andweardana gooda þé mæge sellan fulle gesǽlþa ? ' Ðá andswarode ic : ' Nát ic nánwuht. . . þe swelc gifan mæge ' 33. 3; F. 126, 23. XVI. to allow to have, not to withhold, to release Is giwuna iów te énne ic gefe ł forléte (dimittam) iów in eóstro, wallad gé forðon ic gefe (dimittam ) cynig ludéa?, Jn. R. L. 18, 39. v. ge-gifan, on-gifan; for-gifen.
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