seón
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong, Contracted
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
seón
p. seah, pl. sáwon, sǽgon, ségon ; pp. sewen, sawen. I. to see with the eyes, 1. with acc. Oft ic wíg seó, Exon. Th. 388, 6; Rä. 6. 3. Ic seah wundorlíce . wiht, 495, 1; Rä. 84, 1. Ne seah ic medudreám máran, Beo. Th. 4033; B. 2014. Hí wuldres þegn eágum, Andr. Kmbl. 3355 ; An. 1681. Ðæs ðe (hió) ælda bearn eágum sáwe, Exon. Th. 493, 7; Rä. 81, 26. Eode scealc monig searowundor seón, Beo. Th. 1844; B. 920: 2735 ; B. 1365 : Cd. Th. 125, 25 ; Gen. 2084. 2. with acc. and infin. Ic seah turf tredan .vi. gebróðor, Exon. Th. 394, 10; Rä. 14, 1: 400, 1; Rä. 20, 1: 414, 29; Rä. 33, 3: 434, 15 ; Rä. 52, 1. 3. with acc. and predicative adj. or participle Hý grim helle fýr gearo tó wíte andweard seóþ, Exon. Th. 78, 8; Cri. 1271. Ne seah ic elþeódige módiglícran, Beo. Th. 678; B. 336. Hý God upstígende eágum ségun, Exon. Th. 34, 3; Cri. 536. 4. with clause Hý on ða clǽnan seóþ, hú hí blissiaþ, Exon. 79, 6; Cri. 1286: Beo. Th. 5428; B. 2717. II. to see, to visit Nǽnig cépa ne seah (geseah, Bt. 15; Fox 48, 13) ellendne wearod nondum nova litora viderat hospes, Met. 8, 29. Hát in gán seón sibbegedriht, Beo. Th. 779; B. 387. Uton éfstan seón and sécean searogeþræc, 6195; B. 3102. II a. metaph. :-- Héé III. to see, perceive, discern, understand Ic seó ðé, ðæt is, ðæt ic ongite ðínne willan bútan tweón, Ps. Th. 5, 3. Sóðfæst blissaþ, ðonne hé síþ hú ða árleásan ealle forweorðaþ, 57, 9. Sioh nú sylfa ðé, hú ðec heofones cyning geséceþ. Exon. Th. 4, 27; Cri. 59. Seh ðé ecce. Ps. Surt. 32, 18: 38, 6. Sih ðé, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 19, 16, 27: 24, 25, 26. Wénaþ ða dysgan, ðæt ǽlc mon sié blind swá hí sint, and ðæt nán mon ne mǽge seón (gesión, Cote. MS.) ðæt hí gesión ne mágon, Bt. 38, 5; Fox 206, 21. IV. to see (as in to see death), to experience Mec ongan hreówan ðæt moncynnes tuddor sceolde máncwealm seón, Exon. Th. 86, 33; Cri. 1417. Morðorleán seón, 98, 24; Cri. 1612. Hé forþ gewát metodsceaft seón he died. Cd. Th. 104, 31; Gen. 1743: B. 2364; B. 1180. V. with prepositions, to look at, on On ðæt ða folc seóþ, Exon. Th. 80, 2 ; Cri. 1301. Seóþ on éce gewyrht, 448, 29; Dóm. 61. Ealle synd gedréfede ðe hí on sióþ conturbati sunt omnes qui videbant eos, Ps. Th. 63, 8. Secg seah on unleófe, Beo. Th. 5719; B. 2863. Folc tó sǽgon, 2849; B. 1422: Elen. Kmbl. 2208; El. 1105. Ðǽr hí tó ségon, Andr. Kmbl. 1422; An. 711: Exon. Th. 260, 3 ; Jul. 291. Ségun, 31, 14; Cri. 495. Hí cómon on ðæt wundor seón, Cd. Th. 261, 25; Dan. 731. Fægre leomu on tó seónne, Blickl. Homl. 113, 22. [Goth. saihwan : O. Sax. sehan: O. Frs. sía: O. H. Ger. sehan: Icel. sjá.] v. be- (bi-), for-, fore-, ge-, geond-, of-, ofer-, on-, þurh-, ymb-seón.
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