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lǽnan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
lǽnan, p. de
Wright's OE grammar
§530;
To lend, grant, lease
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  • Lǽnþ commodat, Ps. Spl. 36, 27 : 111, 5 : Blickl. Gl. Lénþ

    fenerator,

      Kent. Gl. 699.
  • Gif gé lǽnaþ ðám ðe gé eft æt onfóþ hwilc þanc is eów sóþlice synfulle synfullum lǽnaþ

    si mutuum dederitis his a quibus speratis accipere quæ gratia est vobis? nam et peccatores peccatoribus fænerantur,

      Lk. Skt. 6, 34.
  • Hig lǽnaþ eów and gé ne lǽnaþ him

    ipse fænerabit tibi et tu non fænerabis ei,

      Deut. 28, 44.
  • Ðæt hé hæbbe ðæt land æt Ludintúne iii. geár for ðám þreóm pundum ðe hé lǽnde,

      Chart. Th. 434, 33.
  • Lǽne mé þrý hláfas

    commoda mihi tres panes,

      Lk. Skt. 11, 5.
  • Lǽne mé ða bóc tó rǽdenne

    commoda mihi librum ad legendum,

      Ælfc. Gr. 24; Som. 25, 20.
  • Ne lǽne ðínum bréðer nán þing tó híre

    non fænerabis fratri tuo ad usuram pecuniam,

      Deut. 23, 19.
  • Ys forboden ðæt hé his feoh tó nánum unrihtum gafole ne lǽne

    prohibitum est, pecuniam suam ullo injusto fænore mutuam dare,

      L. Ecg. P. ii. 30; Th. ii. 194, 16.
  • Ymb ðæt land ðæ ðú mǽ firmdig tó wǽræ ðæt ic dǽ endæ

    de terra illa, de qua egisti apud me, ut ego eam tibi commodarem,

      Chart. Th. 162, 25.
  • Him drihten mihte spéde lǽnan

    the Lord could grant him success,

      Cd. 95; Th. 124, 8; Gen. 2059.
  • Hlǽnan

    mutuare,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 56, 10.
Etymology
[Laym. lenen to grant þis lond he hire lende, 228 : Orm. lenen : Chauc. lene : Prompt. Parv. leendyn presto, fenero : O. Fris. léna to lend grant : Icel. léna to grant; lána to lend : O. H. Ger. léhanon mutuari : Ger. lehnen.]
Derived forms
DER. á-, be-, ge-, on-lǽnan.
Linked entries
v.  ge-léned.
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