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BEORNAN

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
BEORNAN, byrnan; ic beorne, byrne, ðú beornest, beornst, byrnest, byrnst, he beorneþ, beornþ, byrneþ, byrnþ, pl. beornaþ; p. ic, he bearn, barn, born, ðú burne, pl. burnon; pp. bornen.
Wright's OE grammar
§59; §66; §98;
v. n.
To BURN, be on fire; ardere, exardere, comburi
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  • Ðonne beorneþ [byrneþ, Spl.] eorre his

    cum exarserit ira ejus,

      Ps. Surt. 2, 13.
  • Se ðe ǽfre nú beorneþ on bendum

    he who now ever burns in bonds,

      Cd. 222; Th. 290, 12; Sat. 414.
  • Bearn [MS. beorn] breóstsefa

    [their] spirit burned,

      Exon. 15 b; Th. 34, 10; Cri. 540.
  • Heofoncandel barn

    the heavenly candle burnt,

      Cd. 148 ; Th. 184, 31; Exod. 115.
  • Hreðer innan born

    his spirit burned within,

      Exon. 46 b; Th. 158, 18; Gú. 910.
  • Him sorga burnon on breóstum

    sorrows burned in their breasts,

      Cd. 37; Th. 48, 17; Gen. 777.
v. trans.
To BURN; urere, comburere
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  • Swá fýr wudu byrneþ

    sicut ignis comburit silvas,

      Ps. Th. 82, 10.
Etymology
[O. Sax. M. H. Ger. O. H. Ger. brinnan : Ger. brennen : Swed. O. Nrs. brenna.]
Derived forms
DER. a-beornan, for-, ge-.
Similar entries
v. bærnan, byrnan, on-brinnan.
Linked entries
v.  a-beornan barn bearn ge-burnen bernan brinnan.
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