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fægnian

  • verb [ weak ]
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§223; §536; §643;
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to rejoice, exult.
absolute
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  • Ic fægnige and þé herige

    exaltabo te,

      Ps. Th. 29, 1.
  • Fægnian ealle on écnesse

    omnes in aeternum exultabunt,

      5, 12.
  • Cómon ealle . . . swíðe fægengende,

      Chr. 1069; P. 204, 17.
with cause of joy,
in gen.
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  • Hé fægnode (fægenode, v. l.) ðæs miclan weorces

    dum magna se fecisse gauderet,

      Past. 39, 14.
  • Hé fægnode Godes fultumes,

      Ps. Th. 4, arg. Hé
    fægnode his tócymes, Hml. S. 18, 77: 26, 60.
  • Ic lǽre ꝥ ðú fægenige óþerra manna gódes,

      Bt. 30, 1; F. 108, 30.
  • Ðæt hié fægenigen (fægenien, v. l.) óðra monna gódra weorca

    ut alienis bonis congaudeant,

      Past. 229, 13.
  • Ðæs gódes his níhstena hé sceal fægnian (fagenian,

    v. l.) in bonis proximi laetatur,

      61, 17.
  • Fagnian,

      Hml. Th. i. 88, 2.
by clause
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  • Gé fægniaþ ꝥ gé móton sceppan þone naman,

      Bt. 16, 4; F. 56, 24.
  • Hí fægnodon ꝥ heó wæs þám bréþer gelíc,

      Hml. Th. ii. 32, 32.
  • Ic wolde fægnian mid swíþe ungemetlice gefeán . . . ꝥ ic hit móste geseón. Bt. 34,

      9; F. 146, 11.
with gen. of pronoun and clause
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  • Heó fægnað (fagenaþ,

    v. l.

    ) þæs þæt heó mót brúcan þæs heofonlican,
      Bt. 18, 4; F. 68, 16.
  • Hé fægniaþ þæs ꝥ hé heora wealt,

      39, 13; F. 234, 29.
  • Ðeáh hé þæs fægnige ꝥ hé his naman brǽden,

      30, 1; F. 108, 11.
with prep.
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  • Ic fægnie on þínre hǽlo

    exultabo in salutari tuo,

      Ps. Th. 9, 14.
  • Ðý lǽs for ðǽm giefum his mód fægnige

    ne in oblato munere animus hilarescat,

      Past. 321, 24.
  • Ðý lǽs hé tó ungemetlíce fægenige (faegnige, v. l.) for his gódum weorcum

    ne in benefactis immoderatius gaudeant,

      323, 6.
  • Þæt hé on his gesundfulnysse fægnige,

      Hml. Th. i. 584, 6.
to make a movement that expresses joy.
of persons
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  • Þá fahnude (fægnode,

    v. l.) (exultavit in gaudio )

    mín cild on mínum innoðe,
      Lk. 1, 44: Shrn. 95, 17.
  • Fægnian mid folmum

    plaudere,

      Ps. Th. 97, 8.
of animals
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  • Cerverus ongan fægenian mid his steorte,

      Bt. 35, 6; F. 168, 17.
  • Ongan seó leó fægnian wið þæs ealdan weard, and hine mid his leoþum styrgendum grétte

    the lion came towards the old man fawning, and with its limbs quivering greeted him,

      Hml. S. 23 b, 777.
to receive with pleasure, welcome
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  • Se cyng cwæð ꝥ hé ꝥ lustlíce fægnian wolde

    the king said that he would welcome such a proposal with pleasure,

      Lch. iii. 426, 30.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. fain, fawn. Goth. faginón: O. Sax. faganón: O. H. Ger. faginón, feginon: Icel. fagna.]
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