singan

singan
\singan 1 sv/t3 3rd pres singeþ past sang/sungon ptp gesungen 1. used absolutely; (1) of persons, (a) to sing, recite, relate musically or in verse; (α) of the reciting of a charm, chant, intone; (β) of playing on an instrument; (b) to compose verse, narrate; (2) of other living creatures, crow, sing (of birds); se fugol singþ the bird sings; (3) of inanimate resonant objects, sound, resound, ring, clank; 2. with a cognate accusative, or followed by the words used or by a clause; (1) of persons, (a) to sing a song, recite a poem, prayer, formula, etc., read aloud; héahgealdor þæt snottre menn singaþ a charm that wise men recite; (b) to narrate in verse, write; (2) of other living creatures; earn sang hildeléoþ an eagle sang a war-song; (3) of inanimate things; sound, resound, ring, clank; 3. where the subject of the song is the object of the verb, to sing aloud, recite or compose a poem about something; ic mildheortnesse and dóm Dryhtnes singe and secge; [original: to sing, celebrate in song; crow, sing (of birds); chant, intone; read, recite, narrate; (of things) sound, resound, ring, clank]

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