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earnian, class 2 weak verb. strive for; deserve.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitiveearnian
present indicative1Earniað
2
3
past indicative1ġeearnedan
2
3

This word occurs 3 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of earnian in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Boethius on Fame

  • [47] Earniað. strive for.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [7] ġeearnedan. deserved.
  • [6] earnian. deserve.