on-cweþan
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on-cweþan
I. In l. 2 after 18 insert Rä. 5, 7, and add: 1. to say in response to a statement just made Þá cwǽdon hí tó him, 'Hál wæs ðú, bróðor.' Hé him oncwæð, 'Syb sý mid eów, bróðra,' Hml. S. 30, 250. Him Cain andswarode , . . Him oncwæð Drihten, Gen. 1022-1036: An. 270. Drihten spræc . . . Abraham Metode oncwæð, Gen. 2303-2345 : Jul. 209. Offa gemǽlde . . . Leófsunu gemǽlde, hé þám beorne oncwæð, By. 230-245. Heó cwǽdon þæt heó on aldre ówiht swylces ne hýrdon. Elene maðelade and him yrre oncwæð, El. 573. Ongan hé tó Gode cleopian . . . Him stefn oncwæð, An. 1400-1431: Jul. 282. Clipiendra gehwylc wolde him man oncwǽde omnis inuocans cupit audiri, Angl. ii. 373. 2. to say in reply to a question 'Hwæt wearð eów . . . ?' Earmsceapen ágef andsware . . . and his fæder oncwæð, An. 1348. Ongan his magu frignan . . . Him þá oncwæd, Gú. 983-996: El. 1167. 3. with cognate accusative, to make a response (?) Oncweð þisne cwide, Dóm. 114. II. AddSeó neólnes cliopað tó þǽre neólnesse, and heó oncwyð, Ps. Th. 41, 8. [Cf. O. H. Ger. in-quedan respondere.] Cf. and-cwis.
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