dafen

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally from the past participle of Proto-Germanic *dabaną (to pass, happen, occur, fit), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰabʰ- (appropriate, good, fitting).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dafen ?

  1. what is fitting

Adjective[edit]

dafen

  1. becoming, fit, suitable, fitting, proper
  2. convenient

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • dafenian, deofenian — to beseem, befit, be right, to be convenient
  • dēfe — befitting, suitable, proper: meek, gentle, kindly

Derived terms[edit]

  • dafenlic, daflic — fit, becoming, proper, suitable, right, convenient
  • dafenlīce adv. — fittingly, becomingly, properly, suitably, rightly, unconvenient
  • dafenlīcnes f. — fit time, opportunity, convenience
  • gedafen — fit, becoming, proper, suitable, right, convenient
  • ungedafenlic, ungedæftenlic — improper, unseemly, unseasonable, inopportune, inconvenient, troublesome
  • ungedafenlīce, ungedæftlīce — adv. unseasonably, inopportunely, inconveniently, improperly, unduly, unreasonably, unjustly, unsuitably.
  • ungedæftnes f. — untimely intervention or interruption, inconvenience
  • ungedafenlicnes f. — unfitness, inconvenience

References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", dafen, et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), dafen.