a-wyrdan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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a-wyrdan
-werdan; p. -wyrde; pp. -wyrded, -wyrd; v. trans. To injure, corrupt, destroy; lædere, corrumpere, vitiare, violare Ðe he sylf awyrde whom he himself had injured, Homl. Th. i. 4, 24. Æðeling manig wundum awyrded many a noble injured with wounds, Beo. Th. 2230; B. 1113. Gif spræc awyrd weorþ if speech be injured, L. Ethb. 52 ; Th. i. 16, 5. Ðýlæs hí [scil. wæstmas] rénes scúr awyrde lest the shower of rain should destroy them [i. e. the fruits ], Exon. 59 b ; Th. 215, 2 ; Ph. 247. [O. H. Ger. ar-wartian violare, vitiare, fædare, adulterare, corrumpere, depravare.] DER. wyrdan.
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