þeófian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þeófian
(and þeófan? The Lindisfarne gloss has ðæt ðú ne forstele ł ne forðiófe, Mk. 10, 19; the Kentish Glossary, diófende furtivus; but this might imply the form ðiófian, cf. tácnendi and tácnian: cf. also, for both force and form of the participle styrende agitatam, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 11, 7) to thieve, steal Se ðe ða áre þænce tó þeófigenne qui quid illinc abstulerit, Chart. Th. 177, 13. Ðiófende weteru stolen waters; aque furtive, Kent. Gl. 309. [O. H. Ger. thaz sie mit stalu nan nirzuken noh inan thar githiuben, Or. iv. 36, 12.] v. ge-þeófian.
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