grówan
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Add:I. of a plant, to shew vigorous life, flourish, be green Florescit bléwþ, crescit gréwþ, Wrt. Voc. ii. 149, 48. Þeós wyrt byð seldon funden, ne hý man gecnáwan ne mæg búton ðonne heó gréwð and bléwð, Lch. i. 98, 4. Swá nú lencten and hærfest, on lencten hit gréwþ, and on hærfest hit fealwaþ, Bt. 21; F. 74, 22. Greów fronduerat, Wrt. Voc. ii. 151, 23. Greóuue viresceret, 123, 70. Grówende leáf virens folium, Kent. Gl. 387. Þonne gé geseóþ grówende and blówende ealle eorþan wæstmas, Bl. H. 59, 2. Grówen frondescere, Wrt. Voc. ii. 151, ii. I a. figurative, of persons or things, to flourish :-- Grówað germinabunt (tabernacula justorum ), Kent. Gl. 482. Ic greów swá treów þe mid wæstmum bið fægre gefrætwod, Hml. S. 30, 190. Þone rihtan geleáfan fæste staðelian on úrum heortum, hé ðǽr mæge grówan and blówan, Bl. H. 111, 5. Hwæðer sí þín ealde gýtsung of ðínum móde áwyrtwalod, þæt heó gýt grówan ne myht, Solil. H. 37, 15. Seó cirice mid gefeán and mid blisse grówende standeþ, Bl. H. 197, 24: Gen. 88. II. of land, to produce vegetation, be verdant Ic grówe glesco (ut glisceret foecundo germine tellus, Ald. 143, 23), An. Ox. 18 b, 42. Regn ... þe þeós eorðe fram æfter gróweð, Ps. Th. 146, 8. Seó eorþe biþ geleht, hió gréwþ and bléwþ and westmas bringþ, Bt. 33, 4; F. 130, 6. Þá land greówan and blóstmedon terra refloruit, Bd. 4, 13; Sch. 419, 10. Greówan land heora áloden wæstmum, Ps. Th. 106, 36. Forst sceal freósan, ... eorðe grówan, Gn. Ex. 73. Geseah hé ánre stówe fæc þám óþrum felda grénre (grówenre, v. l.) uidit unius loci spatium cetero campo uiridius, Bd. 3, 10; Sch. 233, 1. II a. figurative :-- See III. to have vegetative life, develop as a living plant Se metod fét eall þætte grówed wæstmas on weorolde, Met. 29, 70. Swá longe swá heora gecynd biþ hí grówan móton, Bt. 34, 10; F. 148, 30. Ealle grówende westmas, 39, 13; F. 234, 19. IV. of seeds (lit. or fig.), to germinate Ðonne gréwð ðæt sǽd ðára worda tunc verbi semen germinat, Past. 137, 7. And sǽd grówe and wexe et semen germinet et increscat, Mk. 4, 27. Þæs sǽdes corn bið áweaht mid áscunga ... gif hit grówan sceal, Met. 22, 42. God geunne ús grówende gife ús corna gehwylc cume tó nytte, Lch. i. 404, 12. V. of immaterial things, to arise, be developed Him on ferhþe greów breósthord blódreów, B. 1718. VI. of a plant, to increase in size by natural development Licgende beám lǽsest gróweð, Gn. Ex. 159. VII. of things, to increase gradually Éce standeð Godes handgeweorc, gróweð swá þú héte, Hy. 9, 35. Þá þá ðú óðre men reáfodest, ðá greówon unc þá écan wítu, Nap. 60, 2. VIII. to increase in a specified respect Grówan in Godes sibbe, Sal. 484. IX. to approach maturity Grýwe pubesceret, An. Ox. 17, 30. Grówan, mitescian mitescere (perhaps this gloss belongs to Ald. 53, 19, mitescere ac maturescere, in which case grówan may apply to, or be influenced by, maturescere ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 55, 8. v. full-grówan, ofer-grówan.
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