treówian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
treówian
triéwian, trýwian; p. ode. I. to trust, confide Æghwylcum ðe him on treówaþ omnes qui confidunt in eis, Ps. Th. 113, 17. Ða ðe treówiaþ (confidunt) on Drihtne, Ps. Spl. 124, 1. On mannan tó treówianne confidere in homine, Ps. Th. 117, 8. On ealdor-inen tó treówianne sperare in principibus, 9. II. to be true to a person Dóþ swá ic háte ic eów treówige gif gé ðæt tácen gegáþ sóð geleáfan do as I bid; I will be true (or gracious, v. treów, III.) to you, if you use that sign (circumcision), true sign of belief (cf. sete tácn sóð gif ðú wille on mé habban holdne freónd, 139, 17-22; Gen. 2311-2313), Cd. Th. 140, 7; Gen. 2324. III. to prove one's self true, clear one's self from a charge of untrue conduct Gif hwá óðerne tión wille . . . gif he hine treówian wille, in . xii. ciricum dó hé ðæt, L. Alf. pol. 33; Th. i. 82, 8. Gif hé hine triéwian wille, ðæt hé tó ðære lǽne fácn ne wiste, ðæt hé mót, 19; Th. i. 74, 7. [þenne he þe treoweðe alre best, þenne beswikes tu heom, Laym. 3413. Him ha treoweð on, Kath. 1327, note.] þeo luue . . . þu treowest hire, Misc. 94, 42. Putifar trewið his wiwes tale, Gen. and Ex. 2037. v. ge-treówian (-trýwian) ; treówan, treówsian, trúwian.
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