trahtnian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
trahtnian
p. ode. I. trans. To expound, explain Hægmon trahtnaþ ðis gospel], Homl. Th. i. 510, 26. Gregorius trahtnode ðis godspel, ii. 550, 1. Ic wolde eów trahtnian ðis godspel, ðe mann nú beforan eów rǽdde, i. 166, 3. Ðes cwyde is swíðor tó ondrǽdenne ðonne tó trahtnigenne, 332, 4: ii. 90, 5. I a. to give as explanation of (be) something :-- Wé sprǽcon be ðam sǽde ðe betwux ðam ðornum sprang . . . Drihten sylf trahtnode be ðisum ðæt ða sind de Godes word gehýraþ ac hí sind gebysgode mid heora welum we spoke of the seed that sprang tip among the thorns . . . The Lord himself gave as explanation of this, that they are those that hear God's word, but are occupied with their wealth, Homl. Th. ii. 92, 7. II. with prep, to treat of (be. ymbe) Manega trahtuedon ymbe ðis angin de hoc principio mulli tractaverunt, Anglia viii. 307, 7. Mid were ǽwfæstum trahtna (tracta) be hálignysse, Scint. 200, 14. Nú wille wé be ðyssere freólstíde trahtnian, Homl. Th. i. 104, 9. Wé woldon gefyrn trahtnian be ðam lambe, ii. 278, 11. [Nimeþþ gom off þiss þatt her iss trahhtnedd, Orrm. 11680.] v. á-, ge-, ofer-trahtnian; trahtian.
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