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leán

  • noun [ neuter ]
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Grammar
leán, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§135; §343;
Reward, recompense, remuneration, requital, retribution
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  • Leán

    meritum laboris,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 143, 40.
  • Se ðe ðæt gelǽsteþ him biþ leán gearo,

      Cd. 22; Th. 28, 14; Gen. 435.
  • Him ðæs grim leán becom

    terrible retribution befel them for that,

      2; Th. 3, 36; Gen. 46.
  • Gif hé eal wel gefriðaþ [ðe] hé wealdan sceal ðonne biþ hé gódes leánes ful wel weorðe

    if he protects well all that he has to keep, then is he quite entitled to good pay,

      L. R. S. 20; Th. i. 440, 18.
  • Ic ðé tó leánes ðínne noman mǽrsige

    in recompense I will magnify thy name,

      Lchdm. iii. 436, 28.
  • Hwæt dést ðú ús ðæs tó leáne

    what recompense will you give us for that?

      Homl. Th. i. 392, 33: Cd. 135; Th. 170, 27; Gen. 2819.
  • Sigores tó leáne

    as a reward of victory,

      Beo. Th. 2047; B. 1021.
  • Be hundfealdon hé onféhþ leán

    centuplum accipiet,

      Mt. Kmbl. 19, 29.
  • Wé sceolan habban ánfald leán ðæs ðe wé on lífe ǽr geworhtan,

      L. C. E. 18; Th. i. 370, 21.
  • Gebyreþ ðæt man his geswinces leán gecnáweþ

    it is proper that the reward of his labour be acknowledged [i.e. he be rewarded for his labour ],

      L. R. S. 20; Th. i. 440, 12.
  • Ðǽr leán cumaþ werum bí gewyrhtum

    there rewards come to men according to their deserts,

      Exon. 27 b; Th. 84, 2; Cri. 1367.
  • Sægde leána þanc and ealra ðara ðe him síð and ǽr gifena drihten forgifen hæfde,

      Cd. 142; Th. 177, 22; Gen. 2933.
  • Gé eów ondrǽdaþ ðæt gé onfón tó lytlum leánum

    you are afraid of receiving too little reward,

      Blickl. Homl. 41, 21.
  • Leánum míne gife gyldan

    to requite my gift,

      Cd. 22; Th. 27, 4; Gen. 412.
  • Nealles ic ðám leánum forloren hæfde, mægnes méde,

      Beo. Th. 4296; B. 2145.
  • Ðonne forliést gód man his leánum ðonne hé his gód forlǽt

    tum suo praemio carebit, cum probus esse desierit,

      Bt. 37, 2; Fox 189, 26.
  • Ðæt edleán is ofer ealle óðre leán tó lufienne, Fox 190, 1.
Etymology
[Goth. laun: O. Sax. lón: O. Frs. lán: Icel. laun; pl.: O. H. Ger. lón praemium, merces, stipendium, remuneratio: Ger. lohn.]
Derived forms
DER. æfter-, and-, dǽd-, drinc-, ed-, eft-, ende-, feorh-, fóstor-, hand-, iú-, morþor-, sige-, sigor-, wiðer-, word-, wuldor-leán.
Linked entries
v.  be-leán leahan.
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  • leán, n.