Middle English Dictionary Entry

dauen v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. adauen.
To dawn, grow light; ~ clere, ~ light, ~ (to) dai; (a) with subj. it; (b) with subj. dai.
Special uses: as fer as the dai daueth, wherever the sun shines, everywhere on earth; that never daue the dai, that never may the day come, that it may never happen; there daueth me no dai, there is not a day; etc.
(a) Of mercy, hope, joy, love: to dawn, arise; ~ of sorwe, be relieved of sorrow; (b) to rise from a swoon, come to; rouse (sb.) from a swoon.
(a) To bring (sb.) to trial, try (sb.) in court; (b) to adjourn sine die.