weaxan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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weaxan
weacsan, weahsan, weahxan, wexan, wehsan; ic weaxe; ðú wyxt; hé weaxeþ, weaxþ, weaxt, waexit, weaxst, wexeþ, wexþ, wixt, wihst, wihxþ, wyxþ, wyxt, wyxst, wycxþ; p. weóx, weócs, weóhs, pl. weóxon, weóhson, weóxson; pp. weaxen To wax, grow. I. glossing the following Latin words Ic weaxe glesco, weaxeþ glescit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 41, 60, 57. Weaxð gliscit, Hymn. Surt. 132, 6. Waexit surgit, Txts. 99, 1955. Weacsaþ pullulant, Kent. Gl. 1163. Weóx mature-sceret, Wrt. Voc. ii. 90, 40: floruerit, Hpt. Gl. 460, 63: pollesceret, 466, 59. Wehsan crescere, Wülck. Gl. 252, 39. Weaxende pubescentem, Wrt. Voc. ii. 82, 64: 66, 20. Wexende, Hpt. Gl. 491, 15: crebrescens, 499, 13. Mid wexendre praepollente, 459, 30. II. to grow, be produced, 1. of animals or plants Of ðam weaxeþ wyrm hinc animal sine membris fertur oriri, Exon. Th. 213, 29; Ph. 232. Ðeós wyrt wihst (cf. ðeós wyrt bið cenned, 96, 13, and often ) on begánum landum, Lchdm. i. 94, 6. Rixe weaxst on wæterigum stówum, Homl. Th. ii. 402, 9. Wexeþ, Runic pm. Kmbl. 342, 9; Rún. 15. 2. of other things, a. concrete Ðæt land ðǽr ðǽr gold wixt terra, ubi nascitur aurum, Gen. 2, 11. Hwæðer gé nú sécan gold on treówum ? ... Ealle men witon ðæt hit ðǽr ne weaxt, ðe má ðe gimmas weaxaþ on wíngeardum, Bt. 32, 3; Fox 118, 8-11. Wexð, Met. 19, 8. Him wyxþ wind on ðære heortan, Lchdm. ii. 60, 7. b. abstract Of ðissum syx tídum wihst se quadrans, Anglia viii. 298, 34. Of irsunge wyxt seófung, Prov. Kmbl. 23. Him on innan oferhygda dǽl weaxeþ and wridaþ, Beo. Th. 3486; B. 1741. Of mistlícum dryncum onwæcnaþ (cf. weaxaþ, Met. 25, 40) sió wóde þrág ðære wrǽnnesse. ... Þonne weaxaþ (cf. þonan cymeþ, Met. 25, 43) ða ofermétta and ungeþwǽrnes, Bt. 37, 1; Fox 186, 19. Seó gálnyss weóhs on him, Hexam. 17; Norm. 26, 3. Him weóxon ofermétto, Past. 17; Swt. 113, 6. Ðonne sceal eów sóna weaxan tó hearme wǽdl and wáwa, sacu and wracu, Wulfst. 133, 2. Hé héht geond ðæt rǽdleáse hof weaxan wítebrógan, Cd. Th. 3, 33; Gen. 45. Ne sceolon unc betweónan teónan weaxan, 114, 11; Gen. 1902. III. of growth in animals or plants, to grow, grow up Hé (the phenix ) on sceade weaxeþ, Exon. Th. 214, 5; Ph. 234. Þonne hit wyxð (wexeþ, Rush.), hit is ealra wyrta mǽst cum creverit, majus est omnibus holeribus, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 32. Seó wyrt weóx, and ðone wæstm bróhte, 13, 26. Ðæt cild weóx and wearð gewened. Gen. 21, 8: Cd. Th. 167, 25; Gen. 2771. Ðæt cild swíþe weócs, Jud. 13, 24. His feax weóx swá swá wímmanna, Homl. Th. ii. 434, 8. Sumu hé cearf ðonne him ðúhte ðæt hié tó swíðe weóxen (weóxsen, Hatt. MS.) ... Sumu hé leahte mid wætre, ðonne hié tó hwón weóxon (weóxson, Hatt. MS.), Past. 40; Swt. 292, 5-8. Ða þornas weóxon (wóxon, Lind.: wéxon, Rush.), Mt. Kmbl. 13, 7. Swá elebeámas weaxen, Ps. Th. 127, 4. Lǽtaþ ǽgþer weaxan (wexan, Rush.), Mt. Kmbl. 13, 30. Ðíne teóðan sceattas gongendes and weaxendes ágyf ðú Gode, L. Alf. 38; Th. i. 52, 32. IV. to grow, increase, wax Se móna déð ǽgþer, ge wycxð ge wanaþ: healfum mónðe hé bið weaxende, healfum hé bið wanigende, Homl. Th. i. 154, 27. Ðes saltus lune wyxst wundorlíce æfter bóccræfte, Anglia viii. 308, 24. Gif ðæt ne wexð ðæt hié tiohhiaþ tó dónne, ðonne wanaþ ðæt ðæt hí ǽr dydon, Past. 58; Swt. 445, 8. Ǽghwelces láreówes lár wihst (wihxð, Hatt. MS.) ðurh his geðylde, 33; Swt. 216, 1. Wesaþ and weaxaþ ealle werþeóde, lifgaþ bi ðám lissum, Exon. Th. 192, 30; Az. 113. Weóx and wriðade mǽgburg Semes, Cd. Th. 102, 18; Gen. 1702. Seó ádl dæghwamlíce weóx, Bd. 4, 30; S. 609, 25: 5, 12; 627, 12. Weóx wæteres þrym, Andr. Kmbl. 3070; An. 1538. Æðelinge weóx word and wísdóm, 1136; An. 568: 3351; An. 1679. Æðelinges weóx ríce, Elen. Kmbl. 24; El. 12. Windas weóxon. Andr. Kmbl. 745; An. 373. Wǽgas weóxon, 3088; An. 1547. Wex and beó gemænígfyld on þeóda and mǽgþa. Gen. 35, 11. Weahxaþ and beóþ gemenigfylde, 9, 1. Wexaþ, Cd. Th. 13, 1; Gen. 196. Weaxaþ, 92, 21; Gen. 1532. Weaxe sió bót be ðam were, L. Alf. pol. 11; Th. i. 70, 2: L. In. 76; Th. i. 150, 14. Gif ðú gesihst timbrian hús ðín, feoh ðín wexan hit getácnaþ, Lchdm. iii. 214, 33. Sió gítsung wile weahsan mid ungemete. Past. 11; Swt. 71, 16. Hé lét weaxan heora rímgetel, Cd. Th. 166, 28; Gen. 2754. Sceal weaxan wonna lég, Beo. Th. 6221; B. 3115. Ne tǽce wé ná ðæt hé leahtras fyrðrige and weaxan (wehsan, v.l.) lǽte, ac ðæt hé hý simle wanige non dicimus, ut permittat nutriri vitia sed ea amputet, R. Ben. 121, 8. Gif sió ádl sié git weaxende, Lchdm. ii. 218, 1. Weaxende spéd, Cd. Th. 100, 7; Gen. 1660. IV a. to grow in honour, grow great, flourish, prosper :-- Ic gedó ðæt ðú wyxt faciam te crescere, Gen. 17, 6. Ðes middangeard wanaþ and weaxeþ, Fragm. Kmbl. 60; Leas. 32. Hit gebyraþ ðæt hé weaxe and ðæt ic wanige, Jn. Skt. 3, 30. Þeáh hwá wexe mid micelre æþelcundnesse his gebyrda, and þeó on eallum welum, Bt. 19; Fox 68, 30. Se hlísa ðæt wǽre sum ancra, ðæt missenlícum mægnum for Gode weóhse, Guthl. 12; Gdwin. 58, 14. V. to be productive Ǽr ðon eówre treówu telgum blówe, wæstmum weaxe priusquam producant spinae vestrae rhamnos, Ps. Th. 57, 8. Hér ys seó bót hú ðú meaht ðíne æceras bétan, gif hí nellaþ wel wexan, Lchdm. i. 398, 2. Hé ða weaxendan wende eorðan on sealtne mersc terram fructiferam in salsuginem, Ps. Th. 106, 33. VI. to grow, take shape Hyre weaxan ongon under gyrdelse, ðæt oft góde men mid feó bicgaþ. Exon. Th. 436, 21; Rä. 55, 10. [Goth. wahsjan: O.L. Ger. O.H. Ger. wahsan: O. Frs. waxa: Icel. vaxa.] v. á-, be-, for-, forþ-, ge-, ofer-, under-weaxan; ful-, un-weaxen.
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