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  • verb [ weak ]
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ge-þancian, -þoncian; p. ode, ede; pp. od, ed [þancian to thank]
To thank, give thanks, reward; grătias agĕre
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  • Geþance ðé þeóda Waldend, ealra ðæra wynna ðe ic on worulde gebád

    I thank thee, Lord of the nations, for all the delights which I have experienced on earth,

      Byrht. Th. 136, 57; By. 173.
  • He geþancode Gode his sande

    he thanked God for what he had sent,

      Homl. Th. ii. 136, 18.
  • We sceolon geþancian Gode ðæt he wolde asendan his áncennedan Sunu

    we ought to thank God that he was willing to send his only-begotten Son,

      23, 2.
  • We him his geswinces geþancedon, of úrum gemǽnum feó

    we would reward him for his labour out of our common money,

      L. Ath. v. § 7; Th. i. 234, 27.
  • We giþoncia


      Rtl. 74, 7: 31, 1.
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v.  þancian.
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