fysan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *funsijaną (to make favourable), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to send forth, drive away, banish, rush, strive), related to Old English fūs. Cognate with Old Saxon fūsian (to incline, strive) and Icelandic fýsa (to exhort).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfyːsɑn/, [ˈfyːzɑn]

Verb[edit]

fȳsan

  1. To send forth, drive away, impel, put to flight, banish
    He fȳsde forþ flāna genehe. — He sent forth arrows abundantly.
  2. To hasten, prepare oneself
    He ongan hine fȳsan and to flote gyrwan. — He began speedily to prepare for sailing

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