stefn
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stefn
voice. I. add: 1. of sound proceeding from the mouth of a living creature Swelce sió godcunde stefn (stemn, v. l. ) tó him cwǽde, Past. 122, 7. Sáwla sóðfæste hergað cyninges þrym stefn æfter stefne, Ph. 542. Cyning spræc him stefne tó, Gen. 2848. Engel stefne ábeád, torhtan reorde, Dan. 510. Hóf hlúde stefne lifigendra leód, Exod. 276. Ongan hé mid mycelre stefne (voce magna) hlýdan . . . Tó þæs þám manigfealdum and ungefóhlicum stefnum (hreáme, v. l.) se biscop cóm (ad cujus voces episcopus venit ), Gr. D. 64, 28. Wæterfrocgan hrímað hlúdum stefnum, Chrd. 96, 29. Hig stódon feorran and hyra stefna úp áhófon, Lk. 17, 13. 2. of sound produced with an instrument Heofonbýman stefn, Cri. 949. 3. of sound made by inanimate objects Geómen cwǽdon ðrittegum geárum ne gestilde nǽfre stefen cearciendes wǽnes and ceoriendes wales, Lch. iii. 430, 33. Stefn þunurráda þínre uox tonitrui tui, Ps. Rdr. 76, 19. Úp áhófon flódas stefna (uoces ) heora, fram stefnum wætera manigra, 92, 3-4. Þá stefna þæs lyftes, Angl. viii. 313, 14. 4. where an impression is produced on the mind like that which might be produced by words Ne synd spræca ne word, þára ne sýn gehýred stefna heora, Ps. Rdr. 18, 4. II. AddHí synd þreóra cynna ná on stemne, ac on andgite, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 94, 12. v. riht-stefn.
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