of-
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Prefix
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
of-
as a prefix modifies the words to which it is attached in many ways. Amongst these may be noticed 1. its intensive force in such words as of-georn, of-langod, of-lysted, of-calen, of-hyngrod, of-þyrsted. 2. its unfavourable force in of-lícian, of-unnan, of-þyncan. 3. the idea of attainment which it gives to a. verbs of motion as of-faran, of-féran, of-irnan, of-rídan: b. verbs of inquiring, calling, etc., as of-áxian, of-clypian, of-spyrian. 4. the force of a. killing which it gives to verbs of striking, throwing, falling, etc., as of-feallan, of-hnítan, of-hreósan, of-sceótan, of-stician, of-stingan: b. injury which it gives to verbs denoting rest as of-licgan, of-sittan, or those denoting action as of-settan, of-tredan.
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