Gaw infin. fange, pp. fongen, fonge, fonged
‘to take, receive, get; welcome, entertain; derive’ (Modern English fang)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
fanga ‘to fetch, capture’
(ONP fanga (2) (vb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far fanga, Icel fanga, Norw fanga, Dan fange, OSw fænga
fōn ‘to grasp, catch (etc.)’ (pp. fangen)
Phonological and morphological markers
MED’s citations are dominated by N and alliterative texts, but also include a range of other sources (inc. Gower, Chaucer, Trevisa and Owl & N.); attested in a variety of MnE dial.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 391, 646, 816, etc.; Pe 439, 479, 884; Cl 457, 540
Gaw 646 MS fong (past sg.) is emended to *feng by TGD (see 645–6n).