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facian

  • verb [ weak ]
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Substitute: fácian; p. ode.
trans.
To wish for, desire to obtain
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  • Pirrus him for þám swíþost fylste þe hé him selfum fácode Mæcedonia anweald

    Pyrrhus helped them chiefly for the reason that he wanted the kingdom of Macedonia for himself;

    his se Pyrrhus jungit, sperans Demetrium Macedonia posse depelli,
      Ors. 3, 11 ; S. 152, 7.
intrans.
To arrive at a point (?), reach
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  • Andlanges þæs ealdan mylegeares oð hit fácað on þǽm ífihtan æsce (

    until the boundary reaches (?) the ivy-clad ash-tree

    ),
      C. D. B. ii. 305, 27.
Etymology
[Cf. Icel. fíkjask á to desire, be eager for; fíkinn greedy.]
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v. fǽcan.
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