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758 ON-SÉCAN--ON-STÆPE.

on-sécan to require something (gen.) of a person (acc.):--Ne onsécþ non quaeret, Ps. Spl. T. 9 second, 4. Ðæ-acute;r .xxx. wæs and feówere eác feores onsóhte þurh wæ-acute;ges wylm then was life required of thirty-four by the rage of the wave (cf. under á-sécan, Ps. 118, 95), Exon. Th. 283, 13; Jul. 679.

on-secgan. I. to sacrifice, offer:--Ic onsecge sacrificabo, Ps. Surt. 53, 8. Ic ðé tifer onsecge, Ps. Th. 65, 12. Gif man medmycles hwæthwega deóflum onsægþ (immolaverit), L. Ecg. C. 32; Th. ii. 156, 15. Hé lác onsægde, Cd. Th. 107, 21; Gen. 1792. Hé gild onsægde, 172, 11; Gen. 2842. Hé lác onsægde (of Christian service), Exon. Th. 168, 28; Gú. 1084. Mesiane noldon ðæt Læcedemonia mægdenmenn mid heora ofreden and heora godum onsægden, Ors. 1, 14; Swt. 56, 16. Hié Gode eáðmódlíce lác onsægdon, Blickl. Homl. 201, 14. Onsecggaþ gé him mid sóðfæstnesse wæstmum, 41, 10. Ne yld ðú ðæt ðú ðám myclan godum mid ús onsecge diis magnis sacrificare ne differas, Bd. 1, 7; S. 477, 36. Se ðe godgeldum onsæcge ofer God ánne, L. Alf. 32; Th. i. 52, 12. Gif ðú onsecgan nelt sóðum godum, Exon. Th. 253, 3; Jul. 174. Ðu scealt Isaac mé onsecgan, Cd. Th. 172, 30; Gen. 2852. Ðæ-acute;m godum onsægdnisse onsæcgan victimis placare, Nar. 20, 5. Ongunnan heora bearn blótan feóndum, sceuccum onsæcgean immolaverunt filios suos, et filias suas daemoniis, Ps. Th. 105, 27. Onsægd síe turificatur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 88, 51. [Cf. O. H. Ger. insaket litat; insaket delibatus; insaget pim delibor, sacrificio.] II. to deny, renounce, abjure (O. H. Ger. antsagén renunciare, abjurare, excusare: Ger. ent-sagen):--Gif mon síe dumb oððe deáf geboren ðæt hé ne mæ-acute;ge his synna onsecggan (-sæcgan, MS. H.; ætsacan, MS. B.) ne andettan, béte se fæder his misdæ-acute;da, L. Alf. pol. 14; Th. i. 70, 15.

on-segedness. v. on-sægedness.

on-sendan. I. to send off, despatch (an emissary):--Onsende direxit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 27, 19. Him his sunu hám onsende filium remisit, Ors. 4, 11; Swt. 206, 2. Hine God ús onsende, Beo. Th. 770; B. 382. Se ðisne ár hider onsende, Andr. Kmbl. 3207; An. 1606. Ðá onbeád heó him ðæt hé hire tó onsænde all ða gesíðwíf, Shrn. 87, 21. Ðæt hé Angelþeóde onsende láreówas, Bd. 2, 1; S. 501, 29. Hwylcne Arcebiscop hé onsendan mihte on Angolþeódes cyricum, 4, 1; S. 563, 29. Tó æ-acute;lcum biscepstóle on mínum ríce ic wille áne (a copy of the translation) onsendan, Past. pref.; Swt. 9, 1. Onsended distinatus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 26, 64: 28, 15. Ic wæs hider onsended, Blickl. Homl. 9, 20. Hé wæs of heofenum onsended, 131, 13: Chr. 430; Erl. 10, 18. Onsendum gewritum missis literis, Bd. 2, 10; S. 512, 17. II. to send forth or out, (a) literal:--Ðæ-acute;r wæ-acute;ron on carcerne ccxlviii wera and xlix wífa, ða Andreas ðanon onsende, Blickl. Homl. 239, 15. (b) metaph. to emit (an odour, etc.):--Of ðære stówe mycel swétnes onsended wæs, Bd. 5, 12; S. 629, 35. Seó beorhtnes ðæs onsendan leóhtes, 4, 7; S. 575, 9. (c) to send forth (the spirit), to give up (the ghost):--Sóna swá hé ðás word gecwæþ, hé his gást onsende, Blickl. Homl. 191, 29. Heó hire gást onsænde, and hire líchoma resteþ on Ðæssalonica ðære ceastre, Shrn. 70, 28. Heó onsænde hire gást tó Gode, 107, 31. Hé sceal þurh gáres gripe gást onsendan, Andr. Kmbl. 374; An. 187.

on-seón. v. an-sýn.

on-seón to regard, look on:--Wliteseón wrætlíc weras onsáwon, Beo. Th. 3305; B. 1650. Freónd onsigon (feónd onségon?) láðum eágan landmanna cyme, Cd. Th. 189, 2; Exod. 178. [O. H. Ger. ana-sehan intueri: Ger. ansehen.]

on-setenness, e; f. Laying on, imposition:--Ðæm gáste æ-acute;ghwelc gefullwad man onféhþ þurh biscopa handa onsetenesse, Shrn. 85, 19.

on-setness, e; f. I. (cf. settan) constitution, appointment:--From onsetnisse middangeardes a constitutione mundi, Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 11, 50. II. (cf. sittan) ambush, artifice, plot:--Allo onsetnisse fióndes omnes insidias inimici, Rtl. 121, 40. v. next word.

on-setnung, e; f. Plot, wile:--Onsettnungo diúbles insidias diaboli, Rtl. 147, 13.

on-settan to oppress, bear down:--Hé hig yfele onsette vehementer oppresserat eos, Jud. 4, 3. Ða Cristenan him mid heora wæ-acute;pnum hýndon and onsetton, Blickl. Homl. 203, 17. v. settan, on-sittan.

on-sícan; p. -sác To sigh, groan:--Ðá onsác se wísdóm and cwæð; Eálá, Bt. 26, 2; Fox 92, 24: 40, 3; Fox 238, 7.

on-sién. v. an-sýn.

on-sígan. I. of gentle, gradual movement, to sink, decline, descend:--Ðonne se dæg gewít, and seó niht onsíhþ tó wérium mankynne, Anglia viii. 320, 2. Simbel onsáh dæg sollempnis urgebat (vergebat?) dies, Hymn. Surt. 96, 1. Ðeáh seó sunne ofer midne dæg onsíge and lúte tó ðære eorþan, Bt. 25; Fox 88, 25. Wæ-acute;re onsigen vergeretur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 81, 27. Onsígendum (vergente) æ-acute;fene, Hymn. Surt. 34, 28. Fornumen mid onsígendre ylde with declining years, Basil admn. 8; Norm. 50, 20. II. of violent movement:--Gif hí oncneówon ða geniðerunge ðe him onsíhþ, Homl. Th. i. 408, 8. Swearte gástas mid micclum þreáte him onsigon, ðæt hí his sáwle gegripon, 414, 10. Hé bodode ðæt him wæs Godes grama onsígende, 246, 17. Mé wæs onsígende se stranga wynd, St. And. 28, 13. Onsígendum ingruenti, Hpt. Gl. 503, 32.

on-sín, -sién, -sýn, e; f. Lack, want:--Ðæt eów næ-acute;fre ne biþ þurh gife míne gódes onsién, Exon. Th. 30, 16; Cri. 480. Him næ-acute;nges wæs willan onsýn, ne welan brosnung, 151, 24; Gú. 800. Nis on ðæm londe ne sár wracu ne wædle gewin ne welan onsýn luctus acerbus abest, et egestas obsita pannis, 201, 13; Ph. 55. Ðæ-acute;r him næ-acute;nges wæs eádes onsýn, 225, 32; Ph. 398.

on-síne, -sýne; adj. Visible:--Hé mé fore eágum onsýne wearþ, Exon. Th. 177, 17; Gú. 1228: Andr. Kmbl. 1820; An. 912. Cf. gesýne.

on-sinscipe(?), es; m. Wedlock:--Ðyssum mánfullum onsinscype (gesinscipum, MS. T.) wæ-acute;ron sæ-acute;de gemengde huic nefando conjugio dicuntur admixti, Bd. 1, 27; S. 491, 22. [Perhaps on should be written before ðyssum instead of being a prefix. v. sinscipe.]

on-sittan. I. to occupy:--Ic onsitte insideo, Ælfc. Gr. 26; Som. 29, 6. Ðó þré acres ðe hé onsit, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 259, 20. Ðone hagan ðe hé sylf onsæt, 39, 13. Hit wæs his læ-acute;n ðæt hé onsæ-acute;te, Chart. Th. 173, 5. Onsite sæ-acute;nacan, Exon. Th. 474, 7; Bo. 26. II. to oppress (cf. colloquial to sit on a person):--For ðám heardum weorcum ðe him onsæt, Ex. 6, 9. Gehreás &l-bar; onsæt egsa heora ofer hig incubuit timor eorum super eos, Ps. Lamb. 104, 38. Hé álýseþ þearfan ðæt him se welega ne mæg wiht onsittan liberavit pauperem a potente, Ps. Th. 71, 12. III. (with a different prefix, cf. O. H. Ger. int-sizzen metuere: Goth. and-sitan to regard) to fear (taking like ondræ-acute;dan a reflexive dative):--Nó ic mé onsitte non vereor, Wrt. Voc. ii. 61, 46. Ne ic mé herehlóþe helle þegna swíðe onsitte, Exon. Th. 166, 15; Gú. 1043. Ðæt is ðæt án ðæs ic eallan dæg mé onsitte, Homl. Skt. i. 23, 730. Hí onsæ-acute;ton and ondrédon ðæt wé heom grame beón woldon, 23, 273. Godes him ondrédon hete, heofoncyninges níþ swíðe onsæ-acute;ton, Cd. Th. 48, 1; Gen. 769. Ðonne ðú ðé selfum swíðost onsitte, Met. 5, 38. Ðú ðé láðra ne þearft hæleþa hildþræce onsittan, Cd. Th. 130, 10; Gen. 2157: Beo. Th. 1198; B. 597: Exon. Th. 397, 22; Rä. 16, 23. Hé wæs him onsittende ðæt hine sum man gecneówe, Homl. Skt. i. 23, 494.

on-slæge. v. on-slege.

on-slæ-acute;pan, -slépan; p. te To sleep, fall asleep; obdormire:--Wérig gesette his leomu tó restenne and hwæthwugo onslépte (slép, MS. B.), Bd. 2, 6; S. 508, 11. Onslæ-acute;pte (slép, MS. B.), 4, 11; S. 579, 33: S. 580, 2: 4, 24; S. 597, 11: S. 599, 7: 4, 31; S. 610, 31. v. next word.

on-slápan; p. -slép To sleep, fall asleep:--Heó hwón onslép, forðon ðe heó wæs on ðære sæ-acute; swíðe geswenced, Shrn. 60, 17. Andreas ásette his heáfod ofer æ-acute;nne his discipula and hé onslép, Blickl. Homl. 235, 13. [Goth. ana-slépan: O. H. Ger. int-sláfan: Ger. ent-schlafen.] v. á-slápan and preceding word.

on-slege, es; m. A blow struck on something:--Onslægiun inflictis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 92, 53. Onslægum, 47, 27.

on-spannan. I. literally, to unfasten, unclasp:--Þegn wine&dash-uncertain;dryhten his wætere gelafede, and his helm onspeón, Beo. Th. 5440; B. 2723. II. metaph. to open the mind, to speak, disclose the thoughts:--Ongan reordigan, wordlocan onspeónn, Andr. Kmbl. 940; An. 471. Onspeón, 1342; An. 671: Elen. 172; El. 86: Exon. Th. 247, 16; Jul. 79.

on-spræ-acute;c, e; f. A suit involving a claim or accusation, claim, charge:--Se móste his hláford áspelian, and his onspæ-acute;ce geræ-acute;can, L. R. 3; Th. i. 192, 3. Bæ-acute;don ðæt heó mósten gesyllan hire morgengyfe wið ðan ðe se cing ða egeslícan onspæ-acute;ce áléte (the charge is previously stated: ðæt hé wæ-acute;re on ðam unræ-acute;de, ðæt man sceolde on Eást-Sexon Swegen underfón), Chart. Th. 540, 21.

on-spreca, an; m. One who brings a claim or charge:--Ðone áþ funde ðe se onspeca (claimant) on gehealden wæ-acute;re, L. Ed. 1; Th. i. 158, 20. v. sprecan.

on-spreccan to enliven, to make sprack(?) [Sprack lively, active, Halliw. Dict.: Icel. sprækr active.]:--Ðá wæs wæstnum áweaht world onspreaht (-spreht, MS.), Exon. Th. 353, 8; Reim. 9. [Cf.(?) ich sprechi in ham sprekes of lustes swa luðere ðæt ha forberneþ, Marh. 15, 21.]

on-sprecend, es; m. An accuser, plaintiff:--Ðá ongon Higa him specan on mid óðran onspecendan, Chart. Th. 169, 22.

on-springan. I. to burst asunder:--Seonowe onsprungon, burston bánlocan, Beo. Th. 1639; 8. 817. II. to spring or burst forth, (of streams), to rise:--Ðæ-acute;r lagnstreámas, wyllan onspringaþ, Exon. Th. 202, 2; Ph. 63. Ðæ-acute;r se flód onsprang, Andr. Kmbl. 3269; An. 1637. Ealle eorþan æ-acute;ddre onsprungon ongeán ðám heofonlícan flóde, Wulfst. 206, 18. [Ger. ent-springen.]

on-sprungenness, e; f. Defect, want:--Onsprungennes eclipsis, i. solis vel lunae defectio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 142, 22. v. á-sprungenness.

on-stæl, es; m. Arrangement, disposition:--Ðá (at the creation of man) wæs fruma níwe ælda tudres, onstæl wynlíc, fæger and gefeálíc fæder wæs ácenned Adam æ-acute;rest, Exon. Th. 151, 17; Gú. 796. v. on-steall.

on-stæpe, es; m. Entrance, ingress:--Onstæpas ingressus, Ps. Spl. 67, 26.