Definition: to be strong, efficacious, prevail, be sufficient (as a strong verb);

  • to be strong, in good health;
  • ~ to serve a purpose, be good for, have an effect, be the cause of; example: him mæg to Sorge þat sein Auto togebroken warþ it causes him sorrow (it makes him sad) that his car was totally broken.
  • ~ wiþ to be good against; example: Aspirin mæg wiþ Hefdecen. Aspirin is good for headaches
  • ~ wiþ to be influential with (a person)

Definition: to have permission, may (because a thing is permissible or lawful), or there is cause; to be able to, may (because of physical ability)

ind sg. pl.
Ic mæg wiȝ mageþ
þu mægst ȝiȝ mageþ
he/scie/it mæg hje mageþ
subj sg. pl.
Ic mage wiȝ magen
þu magest ȝiȝ magen
he/scie/it mage hje magen


ind sg. pl.
Ic mohte wiȝ mohten
þu mohtest ȝiȝ mohten
he/scie/it mohte hje mohten
subj sg. pl.
Ic mœhte wiȝ mœhten
þu mœhtest ȝiȝ mœhten
he/scie/it mœhte hje mœhten


ind sg. pl.
Ic habe gemagen wiȝ habeþ gemagen
þu hafst gemagen ȝiȝ habeþ gemagen
he/scie/it hafþ gemagen hje habeþ gemagen
subj sg. pl.
Ic habe gemagen wiȝ haben gemagen
þu habest gemagen ȝiȝ haben gemagen
he/scie/it habe gemagen hje haben gemagen

Past PerfectEdit

ind sg. pl.
Ic hafde gemagen wiȝ hafden gemagen
þu hafdest gemagen ȝiȝ hafden gemagen
he/scie/it hafde gemagen hje hafden gemagen
subj sg. pl.
Ic hæfde gemagen wiȝ hæfden gemagen
þu hæfdest gemagen ȝiȝ hæfden gemagen
he/scie/it hæfde gemagen hje hæfden gemagen


ind sg. pl.
Ic werðe magen wiȝ werðeþ magen
þu wirst magen ȝiȝ werðeþ magen
he/scie/it wirþ magen hje werðeþ magen
subj sg. pl.
Ic werðe magen wiȝ werðen magen
þu werðest magen ȝiȝ werðen magen
he/scie/it werðe magen hje werðen magen

Future PerfectEdit

ind sg. pl.
Ic werðe magen haben wiȝ werðeþ magen haben
þu wirst magen haben ȝiȝ werðeþ magen haben
he/scie/it wirþ magen haben hje werðeþ magen haben
subj sg. pl.
Ic werðe magen haben wiȝ werðen magen haben
þu werðest magen haben ȝiȝ werðen magen haben
he/scie/it werðe magen haben hje werðen magen haben

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