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bærnan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
bærnan, p. bærnde; pp. bærned; v. a.
Wright's OE grammar
§60; §280; §530; §643;
To kindle, light, set on fire, to BURN, burn up; accendere, urere, comburere, exurere
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  • Bærnaþ nú eówer blácern

    light now your lamp,

    • Bd. 4, 8; S. 576, 5
    • .
  • bærndon gecorene

    they burned the chosen,

    • Exon. 66a; Th. 243, 26
    • ;
    • Jul. 16
    • .
Etymology
[
Plat. brennen; p. brende ardere, urere
:
Dut. branden; p. brande id
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O. Dut. bernen; p. bernde; branden; p. brande id
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Ger. brennen; p. brannte; but brinnan; p. brann ardere
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M.H. Ger. brennen; p. brante urere
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O.H. Ger. brennan; p. branta; prennan; p. pranta id
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O. Sax. brinnan, brennan
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Goth. brannjan; p. brannida
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Dan. brände ardere, urere
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Swed. bränna urere
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O. Nrs. brenna; p. brendi id
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Derived forms
forbærnan, ge-, on-
Similar entries
v. byrnan, beornan.
Linked entries
v.  BEORNAN.
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