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  • verb [ preterite-present ]
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ge-nugan, pres. hit -neah [Goth. ganah]
Wright's OE grammar
To suffice, to be sufficient, not to be wanting; sufficere
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  • Gif us on ferðe geneah

    if in our soul we be not wanting [if it is sufficient to us in our soul],

      Exon. 93 a; Th. 348, 29; Sch. 35: 90 a; Th. 337, 26; Gn. Ex. 70.
  • Nǽnig mennisc tunge ne geneah ðæs acendan engles godcund mægen to gesecgenne

    no human tongue is sufficient to tell the divine virtue of that begotten messenger,

      Blickl. Homl. 165, 5.
Similar entries
v. be-nugan, nugan.
Linked entries
v.  ge-neah.
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  • ge-nugan, v.