lecgan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *laggjan, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną, a causative form of *ligjaną (Old English licgan), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-.

Compare Old Frisian ledza, lega, leia, Old Saxon leggian, Old Dutch leggen, Old High German leggen, Old Norse leggja, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (lagjan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlej.jɑn/, [ˈled.d͡ʒɑn]

Verb[edit]

leċġan

  1. to put or place
    leġde his sċēatcodd on þone bēod.He placed his wallet on the table.
    • circa 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English[1]:
      Hwǣr leġdest þū mīne bōc?
      Where did you put my book?
  2. to bury (a person)
    • Peterborough Chronicle, year 1075
      Ēadgȳþ forþfērde on Wintanċeastre, seofon nihtum ǣr Cristesmæssan, and sē cyning hīe lēt bringan tō Westmynstre mid miċelum weorþsċipe, and leġde hīe wiþ Ēadweard cyning hire hlāford.
      Edith passed away in Winchester, a week before Christmas, and the king had her brought to Westminster with great honor, and buried her by King Edward her lord.
  3. to lay (an egg)
    Þæt ċicen leġde ǣġ ǣlċe dæġe.The chicken laid an egg every day.

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