spinnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spinnan
p. spann, pl. spunnon; pp. spunnen. I. to spin Neo ic spinne, neui ic spann, neuisti vel nesti ðú spuune, neuistis vel nestis gé spunnon, neuerunt vel nerunt hí spunnon, Ælfc. Gr. 25; Zup. 147, 2-4. Ic spinne neo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 60, 13. Spinnaþ neunt, 19: Mt. Kmbl. 6, 28 : Lk. Skt. 12, 27. Hig spinnaþ wulle illae nent lanam, Ælfc. Gr. 15 ; Zup. 97, 9. Nim ðone hweorfan ðe wíf mid spinnaþ, Lchdm. ii. 310, 22. Spunnun neverant, Wrt. Voc. ii. 119, 10. Ða of his leáfum and of his flýse ðæs treówes spunnon and swá eác tó godewebbe wǽfon and worhtan foliis arborum ex siluestri uellere uestes detexunt, Nar. 6, 18. II. of the action of the tide on the sand Sand sǽcir span (Grein would read spán) the ebb hath knit the sand together (?), Cd. Th. 196, 13; Exod. 291. III. of convulsive movement (?), to writhe, twist Sum ungesceádwís man hine sylfne áhéng ðæt hé fótum span (for sparn? v. spornan) and his feorh forlét a certain foolish man hung himself, so that he moved his feet convulsively (could not rest them on the ground?), and gave up the ghost, Homl. Th. ii. 504, 34. Heó hí sylfe on grine áhéng, ðæt heó fótum span, 30, 23. [Goth. O. H. Ger. spinnan: Icel. spinna.] v. á-, ge-spinnan; twí-spunnen.
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