DREÓGAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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DREÓGAN
to dreóganne; part. dreógende; ic dreóge, ðú dreógest, drýhst, he dreógeþ, drýhþ, dríhþ, pl. dreógaþ; p. ic, he dreáh, dreág, ðú druge, pl. drugon; pp. drogen; v. trans. I. to do, work, perform, to pass life, to fight; ăgĕre, făcĕre, perfĭcĕre, patrāre, vitam ăgĕre, militāre To dreóganne wordum and dǽdum willan ðínne to do thy will by words and deeds, Cd. 107; Th. 141, 23; Gen. 2349. Ðe he dreógan sceolde which he had to do, Exon. 37 b; Th. 122, 28; Gú. 312. Hwæt dreógest ðú what doest thou? Exon. 69 a; Th. 257, 14; Jul. 247. Þeódnes willan dreógeþ he does the will of the Lord, Exon. 38 a; Th. 125, 20; Gú. 357. Gif mæsse-preóst oððe munuc hǽmed-þingc dríhþ, fæste x geár si presby̆ter vel monăchus fornicatiōnem commisĕrit, x annos jejūnet, L. M. I. P. 28; Th. ii. 272, 22. Drugon ðæt dæges and nihtes fecērunt hoc die ac nocte, Ps. Th. 54, 8. Gewin drugon they fought, Beo. Th. 1601; B. 798. Drugon wǽpna gewin they fought the strife of arms, they waged war, Exon. 92 b; Th. 346, 7; Gn. Ex. 201. Hú manega gefeoht he ðǽr dreógende wæs how many battles he was there fighting, Ors. 1, 11; Bos. 35, 9. II. to bear, suffer, DREE, endure; ferre, pati, sustinēre, tolerāre Mán ne cúðon dón ne dreógan they knew not to do nor suffer crime, Cd. 10; Th. 12, 23; Gen. 190. Ðe ða earfeða oftost dreógeþ who oftenest suffers those afflictions, Exon. 52 b; Th. 183, 19; Gú. 1329. Earfeða dreág suffered hardships, Exon. 74 b; Th. 280, 9; Jul. 626. Swá ðæt fæsten dreáh who endured that bondage, Cd. 145; Th. 180, 22; Exod, 49, We lǽraþ ðæt man ǽnig gedrinc, and ǽnig unnit ðár ne dreóge we teach that man suffer not there any drinking, nor any vanity, L. Edg. C. 28; Th. ii. 250, 14. III. to enjoy; frui He sibbe dreáh he enjoyed peace, Cd. 130; Th. 165, 28; Gen. 2738. Symbel-wynne dreóh enjoy the pleasure of the feast! Beo. Th. 3569; B. 1782. IV. v. intrans. To be employed, be busy; ăgĕre, negōtiōsum esse Nǽnig manna wát hú mín hyge dreógeþ, býsig æfter bócum no man knows how my mind is employed, busy over books, Salm. Kmbl. 122, MS. B; Sal. 60. Dreógan, inf. Cd. 104; Th. 137, 31; Gen. 2282. Dreág, p. Exon. 53 a; Th. 185, 5; Az. 3. [Chauc. drye to suffer, endure: Laym. driȝen, drigen, drien to suffer, do: Orm. dreghenn to suffer, endure: Scot. dre, dree, drey to suffer: Goth. driugan to do military service.] DER. a-dreógan, ge-.
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