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leánian

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
leánian, p. ode
Wright's OE grammar
§536;
To reward, recompense, requite, pay
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  • Ic ðé ða fǽhþe leánige ealdgestreónum

    I will recompense thee for the strife with ancient treasures,

      Beo. Th. 2765; B. 1380.
  • Ðú ús leánest unfreóndlíce

    those dost requite us unkindly,

      Cd. 127; Th. 162, 29; Gen. 2688.
  • God mǽrlíce leánaþ ǽghwylcum ðara ðe him gód behét and ðæt eft fullíce gelǽst,

      Lchdm. iii. 436, 16: Exon. 20 a; Th. 52, 4; Cri. 828: 113 a; Th. 434, 12; Rä. 51, 9.
  • Gúþláce God leánode ellen mid árum, 39 a; Th. 129,

      13; Gú. 420.
  • Mé ðone wælrǽs wine Scyldinga leánode manegum máðmum,

      Beo. Th. 4211; B. 2102.
  • Lofe leánige,

      Exon. 54 b; Th. 193, 13; Az. 121.
  • Ðæt hió him leánige ðæt hé ǽr tela dyde

    that it may reward him for having done well,

      Bt. 40, 1; Fox. 236, 4.
  • Ðám gódum leánian hiora gód

    to reward the good for their goodness,

      39, 12; Fox 230, 25.
  • Nú ic wolde ðé ðone unþanc mid yfele leánian

    valet manus mea reddere tibi malum,

      Gen. 31, 29.
  • Ðá cwæþ heó ðæt heó ne dorste him swá leánian swá hé hire tó geearnud hæfde

    then said she, that she dared not requite him as he had deserved of her,

      Chart. Th. 202, 21.
  • Ǽghwylcum ánum men gyldan and leánigean æfter his sylfes weorcum,

      Blickl. Homl. 123, 34.
Etymology
[O. Sax. lónón: O. Frs. lánia: Icel. launa: O. H. Ger. lónón retribuere, munerare, reddere: Ger. lohnen.]
Similar entries
v. ge-leánian.
Linked entries
v.  lǽnian.
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