ícan
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ícan
Add:I. to add. 1. wilh the idea of supplementing or com-pleting Huelchwoego in aldum bócum tó éccanne aliquid in veteribus libris addere, Mt. p. i. 9. (l a) to add to. (α) with dat. :-- Ðá eádigan fundon þás dómas and Cantwara rihtum þeáwum ǽcton, Ll. Th. i 36, 13, β. with prep. Hé þám bisceope gesealde on ǽht þreó hund hída and þǽr eác ýhte tó. Bd. 4, 16; Sch. 425, 23. Gif wé þonne gyld árǽrdon him man ýhte ufon on be his wlites weorðe, Ll. Th. i. 234, 6. 2. with the idea of increase, augmentation Meotud umbor ýceð, Gn. Ex. 31. Hé ús monna mǽst morðra gefremede and swýðor gýt ýcan wolde, Jud. 183. (2 a) to add after, to :-- Man íhte yfel æfter óðrum, Wlfst. 156, 12. Ícan áne elne tó his anlícnesse. Lk. 12, 25. II. to add to. 1. by way of supplement or completion Þás láreówas ne sceolan Godes dómas náwþer ne ná wanian ne ne écan. Bl. H. 81, 4. (la) the material of addition given α. in dat. Cf. I. I a α Hlóðhære and Eádríc écton þá ǽ, þá þe heora aldoras ǽr geworhton, þyssum dómum, Ll. Th. i. 26, 5. β. with mid. Cf. I. I a β Yc mid wíne, Lch. ii. 208, 2. Ýce þonne mid ecede, 184, 20 : 190, 12. Críst cwæð hé ne cóme nó þás bebodu tó brecanne ac mid eallum gódum tó ícanne (non veni solvere, sed adimplere, Mt. 5, 17), Ll. Th. i. 56, 2. 2. to increase, augment, enlarge Under hú micelle frécenesse hié liecgað, and hú hié íceað (iéceað, v. l.) hira forwyrd quantis lapsibus succrescentis ruinae subjaceant, Past. 233, 24. Hié hiera unðeáwas iéceað (iécað, v. l.) culpa cumulatur, 289, 14. Ðæt hé wunda tó suíðe ne íce (iéce, v. l. ), 125, 15. Ðá cræftas hí nyllað iécan, 463, 7. Éced mactus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 54, 71. (2 a) to increase with α. with dat. Hé iécte mægðum and mæcgum mǽgburge síne, Gen. 1122. β. with mid Hé ícte (iécte, v. l. cumulavit ) his ágne scylde mid ðǽm æfste, Past. 233, 21. Nimen hié him bisene on hira gódan weorcum, and ícen (iécen, v. l.) hié simle mid hira ágenum proximorum facta imitando multiplicent, 229, 16. v. æt-ícan, ge-ícan, oþ-ícan, ot-ícan, tó-ícan, under-ícan.
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