an

1. adv, prep see on; 2. pres 1st sing of unnan
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verb infinitive suffix the termination of most Anglo-Saxon verbs is in -an; but -án is also found, which seems to be contracted from aa, agan, ahan, as in gán to go, from gaan; smeán to consider from smeagan; sleán to slay, from sleahan, etc. The termination of verbs in -ón, appears to be a contraction from ahan, ohan, as fón, to take, from fahan; gefeón, to rejoice, from gefeohan; teón to draw, from teohan, etc.

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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