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AddAnfindo depraehendo, Txts. 57, 661. I. to come upon by chance or in the course of events. 1. to come across, meet with, light upon Ðone sé ðe onfindes quem qui invenit, Mt. L. 13, 44. Huón aron ðá ðe onfindes ðá ilco, 7, 14. Gesomnadon alle ðá ðe onfundon, 22, 10. Gif mon hwelcne ceáp gebygeð, and hé þonne onfinde him hwelce unhǽlo on binnan .xxx. nihta, Ll. Th. i. 138, 10. Ðonne him bið sum unðeáw on onfunden, Past. 241, 15. (1 b) with obj. and compl. :-- Eádig ðe ðegn ðone mið ðý cymes hláferd his onfand suá dóende, Mt. L. 24, 46. 2. to meet with and keep, to get, obtain Gé onfyndes rest sáulum iúrum, Mt. L. 11, 29. Andfindende nanciscuntur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 62, 8. 3. to discover on inspection or consideration Hwæt onfundon eówre yldran on mé þæs þe heom ðúhte þæt ful riht nǽre quid invenerunt patres vestri in me iniquilatis, Wlfst. 49, 6. (3 b) with complement clause :-- Ðá ongelíca gecwédon ðú onfindes eos similia dixisse reperies, Mt. p. 12, 5. Ǽghwelc monn bið onfunden suá micle lǽs gelǽred ðonne óðer suá hé bið ungeðyldegra tanto quisquis ostenditur doctus, quanto minus convincitur patiens, Past. 217, 2. 4. to come to the knowledge of a fact or state of things by experience or trial. a. with noun object Þá se cyning þæt fácn anfunde quo comperto, Ors. 1, 12 ; S. 52, 30. Ðá ðe hiera líchoman synna onfunden habbað peccata carnis experti, Past. 403, 12. b. with pronoun object representing a clause Hé swíðor lufade wífa gebǽro þonne wǽpnedmonna. onfunde Arbatus, Ors. 1, 12; S. 52, 2: 4, 10; S. 200, 18. Hé þóhte his sunu tó beswícanne . . . þá hit se sunu anfunde, 6, 30; S. 282, 10: 12. Se cyning ðæt anfunde, þæt him mon geswicen hæfde, 1, 12; 8. 52, 6. c. with clause Hé anfunde þæt þæt cúþ wæs, Ors. 4, 5 ; S. 166, 30: 6, 33; S. 288, 15. Þæs anfundan Cartaginenses hié mon oferswíþan mehte, 4, 1 ; S. 160, 4. Gif man onfinde heora ǽnig on wóhre gewitnesse wǽre, Ll. Th. i. 204, 23. Nán man ne mihte onfindan heó wæs fǽmne, Shrn. 31, 11. 5. to suffer, feel pain, discomfort, &c. Hé onfindeþ swile and þá óman beóð inne betýnde, Lch. ii. 174, 22. Hé onfunde Godes ierre on ðám hearme ðe his bearne becóm, Past. 39, 4. 6. to detect a person in wrongdoing Anfunden deprehensus (of a thief), Kent. Gl. 168 : (of the man that deceiveth his neighbour), 994. II. to discover or attain by search or effort Geongeð tó soecenne ðá ilca . . . Gif geworðas te onfinde hiá, Mt. L. 18, 13. II a. to find that to which one is directed :-- Eftgeiorn tó bócum and . . . onfindes stówa recurres ad volumina et. . . reperies loca, Mt. p. 4, 7. Ðene fisc nim . . . and ðú onfindes. . . , Mt. L. 17, 27. Gaa in cæstre . . . gé onfindes ðone fola, Mk. R. L. 11. 2. [O. Sax. ant-findan : O. H. Ger. int-findan : Ger. emp-finden.]
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