wácian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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wácian
p. ode. I. of persons, to be or become weak, want resolution or courage. v. wác, II Ðonne se heretoga wácaþ, ðonne biþ eall se here swíðe gehindred, Chr. 1003; Erl, 139, 12. Be ðam mihte man oncnáwan, ðæt se cniht nolde wácian æt ðam wíge, Byrht. Th. 132, 2; By. 10. II. of things, to be or become weak, not able to endure, to fail Ne wáciaþ ðás geweorc, Exon, Th. 351, 26; Sch. 86. Teoriaþ hwílum, wáciaþ wordbeót, 469, 22; Hy. 11, 6. III. to become poor or mean. v. wác, III Wachiaþ vilescunt, Hpt. Gl. 462, 52. [Þa ældede þe king and wakede an aðelan (failede his mihte, 2nd MS.), Laym. 2938. Heo weoren swa drunken, wakeden heore sconken, 13466. Bruttes wokeden (lost heart) þa, 26996, His heorte gon to wakien, 19798. Þi strengþe wokeþ, Misc. 101, 15. Piers P. wakie, wokie to soften: O. H. Ger. weihhén, weihhón infirmari, emarcescere.] v. á-, ge-wácian; wǽcan.
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