BREGDAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
BREGDAN
bredan, ic bregde, ðú bregdest, he bregdeþ, pl. bregdaþ; p. brægd pl. brugdon pp. brogden, bregden. I. v. a. To move to and fro, vibrate, cast, draw, drag, change, bend, weave; vibrare, vibrare gladium, jactare, stringere, trahere, nectere, plectere Git mundum brugdon ye vibrated with your hands, Beo. Th. 1033; B. 514. Ðæt hie ne móste se synscaða bregdan that the sinful spoiler might not draw them, 1419; B. 707: Exon. 42b; Th. 142, 23; Gú. 648. Ic underbæc bregde nebbe I draw my face backwards, Exon. 130a; Th. 498, 6; Rä. 87, 8. Bócstafa brego bregdeþ feónd be ðam feaxe the prince of letters shall draw the fiend by his hair, Salm. Kmbl. 200; Sal. 99. Saga, hwá mec bregde of brimes fæðmum say, who drew me from the bosom of the ocean, Exon. 101a; Th. 382, 18; Rä. 3, 13. Sǽ-rófe árum bregdaþ ýþbord [MS. yþborde] neáh brave seamen draw the vessel near with oars, 79 a ; Th. 296, 26; Crä. 57. Bræegd beadwe heard feorh-geníðlan the fierce warrior dragged the mortal foe, Beo. Th. 3082; B. 1539: 1593; B. 794. Brugdon hæleþ of scǽðum sweord the warriors drew their swords from their sheaths, Cd. 93; Th. 120, 8; Gen. 1991: Judth. 11; Thw. 24, 38 ; Jud. 229. Nǽfre hie ðæs sellíce bleóum bregdaþ let them never so strangely change with colours, Salm. Kmbl. 301; Sal. 150. Bleóm bregdende changing in colours, Exon. 95b; Th. 357, 3; Pa. 23. Sceal mǽg nealles inwitnet óðrum bregdan a kinsman should not weave a net of treachery for another, Beo. Th. 4341; B. 2167. Ic gefrægn sunu Wihstánes beran brogdne beadu-sercean I heard that Wihstan's son bore his weaved war-sark, 5503; B. 2755. Ðǽr wæs on eorle brogden byrne there was on the man the woven mail-shirt, Elen. Kmbl. 513; El. 257: Exon. 64b; Th. 238, 11; Ph. 602. Bregden feðrum woven with feathers, 60a; Th. 219, 13; Ph. 306: Ps. Th. 138, 9. II. v. n. to turn into; se vertere in aliquid Hí brugdon on wyrmes bleó they turned into the hue of a worm, Exon. 46a; Th. 156, 30; Gú. 882. [Wyc. R. Glouc. breide: Scot. brade: O. Sax. bregdan: O. Frs. brida: L. Ger. breiden: O. H. Ger. brettan: Icel. bregða.] DER. a-bregdan, be-, for- , ge-, ofer- , on-, to-, upa-, úta-.
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