þennan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þanjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (to stretch).

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.

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Verb[edit]

þennan

  1. to stretch, stretch out; spread out; extend
    Ðænne ðone swiðran earm swa he swiþast mæge
    Let him stretch out his right arm as hard as he can.
  2. (of a bow) to bend; draw
  3. to prostrate; overthrow
  4. to exert oneself; make an effort; strain

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