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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ascius (without shadow), from Ancient Greek ἄσκιος (askios), without shadow), from ἀ- (a-), not) + σκιά (skia), shadow)

Noun

Singular
ascian

Plural
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  1. person or thing without a shadow
  2. person or thing found close to the Equator

Old English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

West Proto-Germanic *aisko-, from Proto-Indo-European *ais-. Cognate with Old Frisian āskia, Old Saxon ēscon, Old High German eiscōn. The IE root is also the source of Latin aeruscare, Armenian aich, Slavic *jīskātī (Old Church Slavonic искати, Russian искать), Baltic *eiška- (Lithuanian ieškoti).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɑːskiɑn/

Verb

āscian

  1. to ask, to enquire
    Hwæt me ahsast be þam? Why did you ask me about that? (Ælfric's Colloquy)
  2. to call for, to inquire into
    Ne ascige ic nu owiht bi ðam bitran deaþe minum. I demand nothing now for my bitter death. (Codex Exoniensis)

Conjugation

Class 2 weak
present singular plural
1st person āsciġe āsciaþ
2nd person āscast
3rd person āscaþ
subjunctive āscie āscien
preterite singular plural
1st person āscode āscodon
2nd person āscodest
3rd person āscode
subjunctive āscode āscoden
imperative singular plural
āsce āsciaþ
participle present past
āsciende (ġe)āscod


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