ymb-fón
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong, Contracted
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ymb-fón
p. -féng. I. to grasp, clasp Hé fótum ymbféhð fýres láfe, Exon. Th. 217, 6; Ph. 276. Heó ymbféng Drihtnes fét, Blickl. Homl. 157, 17. Ymbféng obuncat (moecham, quam manus tollentis obuncat, Ald. 164), Wrt. Voc. ii. 92, 39. Ymbeféng, Beo. Th. 5376; B. 2691. II. to encompass, surround, comprehend Ealle stówa hé gefylleþ and ymbféhþ. Blickl. Homl. 23, 20. Seó séleste gesǽlþ ða óþra gesǽlþa ealle on innan him gegaderaþ, hí útan ymbféhð, Bt. 24, 1; Fox 80, 21. Ðú meaht ymbfón eal folca gesetu, Exon. Th. 466, 2; Hö, 115. Ymbfónde gyrens, Wrt. Voc. ii. 41, 66. Hit is on ǽlce healfe ymbfangen mid gársecge, Ors. 1. 1; Swt. 24, 17. Ðínre gedréfednesse ðe ðú mid ymbfangen eart, Bt. 5, 3; Fox 12, 18. Sunu Meotodes habbaþ ealle ymbfangen mid sange, Cd. Th. 273, 30; Sat. 144. Ðeáh hé wǽre mid írne ymbfangen, Cd. Th. 297, 16; Sat. 518. II a. to comprehend, conceive :-- Embféhþ concipit, i. intelligit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 136, 21. III. to put something round an object, surround, envelope Genim foxes gecynd, ymbfóh (ym-, v. l. ) ðæt heáfod útan, Lchdm. i. 340, 19. Healfnacode on hiora líchaman búton ðæt hig wǽron mid riftum ymbfangene (but see ymb-hón), Shrn. 38, 7.
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