smeágan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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smeágan
smeán; p. smeáde; ppr. smeágende, smeánde; pp. smeád. I. in the following glosses Ic smeáge scrutor, Ælfc. Gr. 25 ; Zup. 145, 3 : meditor. Wrt. Voc. i. 50, 3. Smeáþ investigabit, Kent. Gl. 652. Smeáde disputavit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 25, 61. Smegan investigare , Kent. Gl. 953. Tó smyágenne tractanda, 749. II. used absolutely, or with prepositions (be, on, ymbe), to consider, meditate, inquire, deliberate Ic smégu meditabor, Ps. Surt. ii. p. 185, 3. Hé smeáþ on his móde ymb ðis eorþlíce líf. Bt. 39, 7 ; Fox 224, 4. Be ðam gé smeágeaþ de hoc quaeritis, Jn. Skt. 16, 19. Ða senatores dæghwamlíce smeádon on ánum sindrian húse embe ealles folces þearfe, Thw. p. 161, 33 ; Nicod. 19; Thw. 9, 10: Homl. Skt. i. 3, 44. Ðá hig mid him smeádon dum secum quaererent, Lk. Skt. 24, 15. Smeá (smeáge, Lind. : smeóge, Rush. ) and geseoh ðæt . . . scrutare et vide quia, Jn. Skt. 7, 52. Ðeáh wé ofer úre mǽþ þencen and smeágean, Past. 16; Swt. 101, 11. Ic mid eallum mínum ealdormonnum wæs smeágende be ðære hǽlo úrra sáwla, L. In. prm. ; Th. i. 102, 7. Smeágende ymbe heora sáwla árǽd, L. Edm. S. prm. ; Th. i. 244, 5. Ymb his ǽ hé byþ smeágende in lege ejus meditabitur , Ps. Th. 1, 2. On eallum ðínum weorcum ic wæs smeágende, 76, 10. III. to consider, ponder, examine, inquire into, discuss, search, 1. with acc. Ðenden ic Godes bebodu smeáge scrutabor mandata Dei, Ps. Th. 118, 115. Ne sécþ hé nánwuht, ne ne smeáþ, for ðam ðe hé hit wát eall. Bt. 42 ; Fox 258, 1. Hwí smeágaþ hí unnytt quare populi meditati sunt inania, Ps. Th. 2, 1. Hwæt smeáde gé be wege quid in via tractabatis, Mk. Skt. 9, 33. Drihten, smeá míne geþohtas, Ps. Th. 25, 2. Smeágeaþ (smeás gié. Lind. : smeógas gé. Rush. ) hálige gewritu scrutamini scribturas, Jn. Skt. 5, 39. Ðæt hé his ágene dǽda georne smeáge, Blickl. Homl. 109, 12. Ðeáh wé fela smeán (smeágen, Cote. MS. ), wé habbaþ litellne gearowitan búton tweón. Bt. 41, 5 ; Fox 254, 9. Ðæt ic smeáde (meditarer) sprǽce ðíne, Ps. Spl. 118, 148. Ðú woldest míne láre srneágean, 22, 1; Fox 76, 25. Ic dé sende ðæt spell tó rǽdanne and tó smeágeanne (ad legendum ac probandum). Bd. pref. ; S. 471, 10. Com Mellitus tó Róme be ðám nýdþearflícum intingum Angelcyricean and hé ða wæs smeágende mid ðone pápan venit Mellitus Romam de necessariis ecclesiae Anglorum cum papa tractaturus, 2, 4; S. 505, 30. Godes mǽrþa smeágende, H. R. 105, 8. Scmegende wes scrutata est, Ps. Surt. 118, 129. Smégende (smeánde, Ps. Spl. ), 118, 70. Biþ smeád meditabitur, 36, 30. 2. with a clause introduced by ðæt, hú, hwilc, hwæt, etc. Smeádon men oft, and gyt gelóme smeágaþ, hú se hláf máge beón áwend. Homl. Th. ii. 268, 7 : L. Ed. 4; Th. i. 162, 1. Ic smeáde mid mínra witena geþeahte, hú ic mæhte cristendómes mǽst árǽran, L. Edm. S. prm. ; Th. i. 246, 19. Hé sóhte and smeáde (tractavit), hwæt tó dónne wǽre. Bd. 2, 5; S. 507, 29: Elen. Kmbl. 826; El. 413. Maria smeáde and þohte, hwæt seó hálettung wǽre. Blickl. Homl. 7, 16. Smeáge man geornlíce, hwæðer hit sóþ sí, Deut. 19, 18. Hí águnnon smeágan, hwilc of him ðæt tó dónne wǽre, Lk. Skt. 22, 23. Dauid ongan smeágan and þencan, hwilce ðæs gódan mannes dǽda wǽron, Blickl. Homl. 55, 12. Ðonne mót man smeágan and geornlíce spyrian hwár ða mánfullan wununge habban, L. Eth. ix. 40; Th. i. 348, 26. Mid wæccere móde is tó smeágeanne and tó geþencenne (pensandum est) , ðæt Drihten bebeád, dæt hí heora hrægel clǽnsodon. Bd. 1, 27; S. 496, 3. Ús is tó smeágenne, ðæt Drihten on ðære costunge nolde his ða myclan miht gecýþan, Blickl. Homl. 33, 17. III a. to seek an opportunity :-- Ðá smeáde he ðæt hé hine gesáwe querebat videre eum. Lk. Skt. 9, 9. Hé smeáde geornlíce ðæt hé hyne wolde belǽwan quaerebat opportunitatem ut eum traderet, Mt. Kmbl. 26, 16. IV. to accept as the result of inquiry, to suppose Be ðisum þingum ne cunne wé smeágean nán óðer þing búton hít sig on Godes dóme gelang de his rebus nihil aliud conjicere possumus, nisi quod adjudicium Dei pertineat, L. Ecg. P. i. 13; Th. ii. 178, 16. v. á-, fore-, tó-, þurh-smeágan; smeáh and cpds. with smeá-; cf. smúgan.
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