neósan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
neósan
p. de (?) with gen. acc. or clause. I. to search out, find out by enquiry Wolde ic ánes tó ðé cræftes neósan ðæt ðú me getǽhte hú ðú sǽhengeste sund wísige one art would I find out by enquiry of thee; that thou wouldest teach me how for the sea-horse thou guidest its swimming, Andr. Kmbl. 968; An. 484. Hý neósan cwóman, hwæðere him ðæs wonges wyn sweðrade, Exon. Th. 123, 12 ; Gú. 321. II. to seek, visit a. a place Gewát his beddes neósan Holofernes sought his couch, Judth. Thw. 22, 15; Jud. 63: Beo. Th. 3587; B. 1791. Setles neósan, 3576; B. 1786. Ceóles neósan, 3617 ; B. 1806: Andr. Kmbl. 620; An. 310. Éðles neósan, 1660; An. 832: 2050; An. 1027. Burga neósan, Elen. Kmbl. 304; El. 152. Wíca neósan, Beo. Th. 251 ; B. 125: Exon. Th. 184, 5 ; Gú. 1339. Þýstra, wíta neósan to seek hell, 275, 23; Jul. 554 : 280, 18; Jul. 631. Hámes niósan, Beo. Th. 4722 ; B. 2366: 4765; B. 2381. Éce staðulas neósan, Cd. Th. 207, 30; Exod. 474. b. a person Úser neósan, Beo. Th. 4155; B. 2074. Com ðá hǽðenra h1óþ háliges neósan, Andr. Kmbl. 2778 ; An. 1391 : Exon. Th. 170, 30; Gú. 1119. Ic his neósan wille, 145, 8 ; Gú. 691. Word áres oft neósendes (ðín), 175, 6 ; Gú. 1190. III. to seek with hostile intent (cf. sécan) Wyrm yrre cwom fiónda niósan, láðra manna, Beo. Th. 5336; B. 2671. [Goth. bi-niuhsjan to spy out : Icel. nýsa to pry, enquire : O. Sax. niusian : O. H. Ger. niusian niti, conari.] v. next word.
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