néðan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
néðan
p. de To have courage to do, to dare to do, to venture Néþeþ hwílum meówle ðæt heó on mec grípeþ the maiden has at times the courage to lay hold on me, Exon. Th. 407, 15 ; Rä. 26, 5. Néðde ðǽr ic Neron beswác I dared to go where I deceived Nero, 260, 24; Jul. 302. Hé in ðæt búrgeteld néðde he ventured into the pavilion, Judth. Thw. 25, 25 ; Jud. 277. Git on deóp wæter aldrum néðdon ye ventured into deep water at the risk of your lives, Beo. Th. 1024; B. 510 : 1080 ; B. 538. Ic néðan gefrægn hæleþ tó hilde I have heard that warriors dared to do battle, Cd. Th. 124, 9 ; Gen. 2060. Néðan on nacan tealtum to venture upon the unsteady vessel, Runic pm. Kmbl. 343, 21 ; Rún. 21. In nearowe néðan, Exon. Th. 436, 13; Rä. 54, 23. [Goth. ana-nanþjan to be bold : Icel. nenna to strive, have a mind to : O. H. Ger. nendjan insurgere; gi-nendjan audere.] v. ge-néðan.
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