mǽnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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mǽnan
p. de To tell of, relate, declare Ne wyrneþ word lofes, wísan mǽneþ mine for mengo (cf. O. Sax. thú fora thesaro thiod telis, mahtig ménis). Exon. 105b; Th. 401, 14; Rä. 21, 11. Hæleþ hý hospe mǽnaþ men speak of her contemptuously, 90 a; Th. 337, 17; Gn. Ex. 66. Secgas nemnaþ, mǽnaþ mid múþe meodugáles gedrinc, 88 a; Th. 330, 26; Vy. 57. Ðý læs ðæt weras gieddum mǽndan be mé lifgendum lest men should tell of it in songs during my lifetime, 50 b; Th. 176, 9; Gú. 1206, Ic mæg singan and secgan, spell mǽnan, hú me cynegóde cystum dohten, 85 b; Th. 321, 32 ; Wid. 55: Beo. Th. 2139; B. 1067. Ðǽr wæs Beówulfes mǽrþo mǽned there was told Beowulf's greatness, 1718; B. 857. [O. Sax. ménian, gi-ménian to make known: O. H. Ger. meinian dicere: ga-meinian dicere, dicare, Grff. ii. 785, 788.]
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