brégan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
brégan
brégean; p. de; pp. ed; v. a. [bróga fear, terror] To give fear, frighten, make afraid, terrify, astonish; terrere, pavefacere, stupefacere Hí sǽ-ýða swýðe brégaþ the sea-waves greatly frighten them, Runic pm. 21; Kmbl. 343, 24; Hick. Thes. i. 135. Ðeáh hí me swá brégdon, ne dorston hí me gehrínan though they frightened me so, they durst not touch me, Bd. 5, 12; S. 628, 45. Ne beó ge brégede fram ðám ðe ðone líchaman ofsleáþ be ye not afraid of those who slay the body, Lk. Bos. 12, 4: 21, 9. Hý hine brégdon they terrified him, Exon. 40b; Th. 136, 4; Gú. 536. Ne biþ he bréged mid ǽnigum ógan he will not be terrified with any dread, Herb. 73, 2; Lchdm. i. 176, 4. We hí scylen manian and brégean we should admonish and frighten them, Past. 53, 8; Hat. MS. Sume wíf us brégdon some women astonished us, Lk. Bos. 24, 22. DER. a-brégan, ge-.
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