þennan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þanjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *tenw- (to pull).

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon þennian, Old High German dennen (German dehnen), Old Norse þenja (Norwegian tenja).

Indo-European cognates: Greek τείνω (teíno), Latin tendere, Welsh tant (string of a musical instrument), Breton ardant, Russian тенето (teneto), Lithuanian tìnti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

þennan

  1. to stretch, to spread out, to draw (a bow)
    Ðænne ðone swiðran earm swa he swiþast mæge
    Let him stretch out his right arm as hard as he can.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.