efnan

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *afnijaną, *abnijaną (to make, perform, execute), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep- (work, result of work, effect, product). Cognate with Old Norse efna (to perform, fulfill, keep one's word).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

efnan

  1. to carry out; do; perform; execute; labour; achieve; show; fulfill.
  2. to cause; endure; suffer.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ebnaijaną (to make level, make even).

Verb[edit]

efnan

  1. to throw down; prostrate; level; lay low; bring to a level with.
  2. to make even; level.
  3. to liken; compare.