DURRAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Preterite-Present
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
DURRAN
ic, he dear, ðú dearst, pl. durron, durran; p. dorste, pl. dorston, dorstan; pp. dorren To DARE, presume; audēre Ne dear ic hám faran I dare not go home, Gen. 44, 34: Ex. 32, 30: Cd. 40; Th. 54, 1; Gen. 870. Gif ðú Grendles dearst neán bídan if thou darest abide near Grendel, Beo. Th. 1059; B. 527: Andr. Kmbl. 2700; An. 1352. Gif he gesécean dear if he dares to seek, Beo. Th. 1373; B. 684. Ne durran we ówér geféran we dare not go anywhere, Exon. 70 b; Th. 262, 10; Jul. 330. Hí durron, Bd. 1, 27; S. 491, 33. Hwæðer ðú durre gilpan whether thou dare boast, Bt. 14, 1; Fox 40, 22: Bt. Met. Fox 11, 107; Met. 11, 54. Séc gif ðú dyrre seek it if thou durst, Beo. Th. 2763; B. 1379. Hwæðer he winnan dorste whether he durst fight, Ors. 4, 11; Bos. 97, 14: Cd. 121; Th. 156, 15; Gen. 2589. Hí dorston, Beo. Th. 5688; B. 2848: dorstan, Bd. 3, 11; S. 536, 41. Gif hí dorsten if they durst, Bt. Met. Fox 1, 54; Met. 1, 27. [Durran is the fourth of the twelve Anglo-Saxon verbs, called præterito-præsentia, and given under ágan, q. v. The inf. durran and the pres. dear, pl. durron, retaining preterite inflections, are taken from the p. of the verb, ascertained from dear, pl. durron, which shews the ablaut or internal change off], and requires by analogy with other verbs of the same class the inf. deorran = deorsan [Goth. daursan] and the pp. dorren. Thus we find the original verb deorran = deorsan; p. dear, pl. durron; pp. dorren. The weak p. dorste, pl. dorston [ = durste, durston], is formed regularly from the inf. durran = dursan. The same præterito-præsens may be generally observed in the following cognate words :--
 inf.pres.pl.p.
Engl.dare,dare,dare,durst,
Wyc.dore,dar,durn, 
Laym. Orm der, darr,durren,durste,
O. Sax.gi-durran,gi-dar, gi-dorsta,
O. Frs.thura,thur, durthuron,thorste,
M. H. Ger.turren,tar,turren,torste,
O. H. Ger.turran,tar,turrumés,torsta,
Goth.daursan,dars,daursum,daursta.]
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