racian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
racian
p. ode. I. to direct, rule (cf. reccan) Ðæt is ðæt héhste gód ðæt eallum swá gereclíce racaþ and swá eáðelíce hit eall set est summum bonum, quod regit cuncta fortiter, suaviterque disponit, Bt. 35, 4 ; Fox 162, 1. Gif hí næfdon ǽnne God ðe him eallum stiórde and racode and rǽdde, 34, 12; Fox 154, 5. Hé sceal rǽdan and racian (reccean, MS. T.) óðra manna sáulum, R. Ben. 14, 6. Hé þeódum sceal racian ,(rǽdan, Kmbl.) mid rihte, Andr. Kmbl. 1041; An. 521. II. to take a course or direction, to run (cf. racu a ' rake ') Hé his tungan gehealde ðæt hió ne racige on unnytte sprǽca ne lingua per verba inutiliter defluat, Past. 38, 5; Swt. 275, 19. Ne biþ ná gebeorhlíc, ðam ðe wið God hæfþ forworht hine sylfne, ðæt hé tó hrædlíce intó Godes húse æfter ðam racige, ac stande ðǽr úte, Wulfst. 155, 21. [Cf. (?) Scott. raik to move expeditiously; rack a swift pace : Chauc. rakel hasty : Icel. rakr straight; rak-leið, -leiðis straightway : Swedish raka to run hastily.]
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