of-gifan
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of-gifan
Add:I. to give up an object, material or non-material, in one's possession, to abandon Hé gást ofgifeð spiritus pertransibit ab eo, Ps. Th. 102, 15. Hé ofgæf gást expiravit, Lk. R. , L. 23, 46. Sume on Rómebyrig feorh ofgéfon, Ap. 12. Mec (the cuckoo in the egg ) deádne ofgeáfan fæder and móder, Rä. 10, 1. II. to give up a place, quit a position Se fugel ofgiefeð eard and éðel, Ph. 426. Abraham nihtreste ofgeaf, Gen. 2863. Næs ofgeáfon hwate Scyldingas, B. 1600. Þá hildlatan holt ofgéfan, 2846. Carran ofgif, fæder éðelstól, Gen. 1747. Sceoldon wræcmæcgas ofgiefan gnornende gréne beorgas, Gú. 203 : 448. Ofgyfan, B. 2588. Hwæðer fámig sǽ dǽl ǽnigne grénre eorðan ofgifen hæfde, Gen. 1454. III. to give up a state or condition Hí (Adam and Eve) éðles wyn geómormóde ofgiefan sceoldon, Ph. 412. III a. to give up this present life :-- Ofgiefeð seó sáwl þás eorðan wynne, forlǽteð þás lǽnan dreámas, Cri. 1667. Hé þás worold ofgeaf, B. 1681. Hé gumdreám ofgeaf, 2469. Þás woruld ofgyfan, Gen. 1127. Bebyrig Maria líchama[n], ofgif þǽre eorðan hire is, and dúst tó þám dúste, Hml. S. 23 b, 750.
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