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CEORIAN

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
CEORIAN, ceorigan, ciorian, cerian; part. ceorigende; p. ode; pp. od; v. intrans.
Wright's OE grammar
§536;
To murmur, complain; murmurare, queri
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  • Ne underféhþ nán ceorigende sáwul Godes ríce, ne nán ceorian ne mæg, se ðe to ðam becymþ

    no murmuring soul receives God's kingdom, nor may any one murmur who comes to it,

      Homl. Th. ii. 80, 11.
  • We ne ceoriaþ

    we murmur not,

    ii.
      80, 16.
  • Híg ceorodon ongeán God and Moysen

    they murmured against God and Moses,

      Num. 21, 5: Homl. Th. i. 338, 11: ii. 472, 1.
  • Ic ceorige oíðe cíde

    queror,

      Ælfc. Gr. 29; Som. 33, 52.
Etymology
[Dut. korren to coo, as pigeons: Kil. karien, koeren, koerien gemere, instar turturis: Ger. kerren stridere: M. H. Ger. kërren, kirren: O. H. Ger. kerren garrire; queran gemere: Lat. garrio: Grk. γηρύω : Zend gar to sing: Sansk. grī sonare.]
Derived forms
DER. be-ceorian.
Linked entries
v.  be-ceorian cerian ciorian.
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