a-werian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
a-werian
-wergan, -wergean ; p. ede ; pp. ed ; v. trans. I. to ward off, defend, restrain, protect, cover; defendere, prohibere, protegere Ðæt he hine eáþ awerian mǽge that he may easily defend him, L. C. S. 20; Th. i. 388, 2. He hine awerede he defended himself, Ors, 3, 9 ; Bos. 68, 23, 29: 5, 3 ; Bos. 103, 25: Ps. Th. 105, 24. Ðú mín heáfod scealt on gefeohtdæge feóndum awergean obumbrasti caput meum in die belli, 139, 7. Ðú me oft aweredest wyrigra gemótes protexisti me a conventu malignantium, 63, 2: 55, 11. Ðeáh hit mon awerge wírum útan though it be covered with wires without, Exon. 111 a ; Th. 424, 30; Rä. 41, 47. II. to ward off from oneself, spurn from oneself; aspernari Aweredon ða óðre aspernabantur ceteros, Lk. Rush. War. 18, 9. III. to wear, wear out; terere, deterere Awered tritus, R. Ben. 55. v. werian.
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