plegan

wv/t1b 3rd pres plægeð past plægde ptp geplægd 1. to play, move about sportively, frolic, dance; to move rapidly; 2. to play, divert or amuse one's self, occupy or busy oneself; 2a. to play (a game), sport with, exercise, exercise one's self in any way for the sake of amusement, amuse oneself; 2b. to play (with anything); 2c. to play with a person, toy; 2d. to play (for something), strive after; 3. to play on an instrument; 4. to contend, fight; 5. to clap the hands, applaud; \plegan mid handum to clap hands; 6. to make sport of, mock; 7. to cohabit (with)

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  • plegan — *plegan, *plehan germ., stark. Verb: nhd. einstehen, pflegen; ne. care (Verb); Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., as., ahd.; Hinweis: s. *plegōn; Etymologie: unbekannt; We …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • pleige — ⇒PLEIGE, subst. masc. DR., vx. Personne qui sert de caution, de garant. Il s est offert pour pleige et caution dans cette affaire (Ac. 1798 1935). On ne voit plus les parents arrêtés en pleige de leur fils, les habitants des villages frappés… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Play — Play, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Played — Play Play, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Playing — Play Play, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To play into a person's hands — Play Play, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To play off — Play Play, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To play upon — Play Play, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pflegen — in Stand halten; instandhalten; heranziehen; aufziehen; großziehen; bemuttern; aufpflegen; sich kümmern um; hegen; unterhalten; in Schuss halten (umgangssprachlich); …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pledge — (n.) mid 14c., surety, bail, from O.Fr. plege (Fr. pleige) hostage, security, bail, probably from Frankish *plegan to guarantee, from a West Germanic root meaning have responsibility for (Cf. O.Saxon plegan vouch for, O.H.G. pflegan to care for,… …   Etymology dictionary

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