bredan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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bredan
ic brede, ðú britst, brist, he brit, bret, pl. bredaþ; p. bræd, pl. brudon; pp. broden, breden. I. to weave, BRAID, knit, join together, draw, pluck; plectere, nectere, vibrare, gladium stringere Ic brede nett plecto, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 5; Som. 32, 8. Ic brede me max plecto mihi retia, Coll. Monast. Th. 21, 13. Beadohrægl broden on breóstum læg the armour [lit. war-garment] joined together lay on my breast, Beo. Th. 1108; B. 552: 3100; B. 1548. Byrhtnóþ bræd bill of scéðe Byrhtnoth drew his battle-axe from its sheath, Byrht. Th. 136, 36; By. 162. Híg brudon up heora ancran they drew up their anchors, Chr. 1052; Erl. 184, 23. Sweord ǽr gemealt, forbarn broden mǽl, wæs ðæt blód to ðæs hát the sword had already melted, the drawn brand was burnt, so hot was the blood, Beo. Th. 3236; B. 1616. Se bræd of ðæm beorne blódigne gár he plucked the bloody dart from the chief, Byrht. Th. 136, 20; By. 154. II. to change, vary, transform; vertere, variare, transformare Simon bræd his hiw ætfóran ðam cásere, swá ðæt he wearþ fǽrlíce geþuht cnapa, and eft hárwenge Simon changed his appearance before the emperor, so that he suddenly seemed a boy, and again a hoary man, Homl. Th. i. 376, 11. Hǽðen cild biþ gefullod, ac hit ne bret ná his hiw wiðútan, ðeáh ðe hit beo wiðinnan awend a heathen child is baptized, but it varies not its aspect without, although it be changed within, Homl. Th. ii. 268, 30. DER. a-bredan, æt-, for-, ge-, ofer-, on-, óþ-, to-, upa-, úta-, wið-. v. bregdan.
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