eardian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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eardian
eardigan, eardigean, ærdian; part, eardiende, eardigende, eardende; ic eardige, ðú eardast, he eardaþ, pl. eardiaþ, eardigaþ; p. ode, ade, ede; pp. od, ad, ed. I. v. intrans. To dwell, live, feed; habĭtāre Heofenes fugelas eardian mágon under his sceade possunt sub umbra ejus aves cœli habĭtāre. Mk. Bos. 4, 32: Exon. 129 b; Th. 496, 24; Rä. 85, 19: Ps. Th. 67, 6: Ps. Spl. 2, 4: 5, 5. Eardigan, Bt. 33, 4; Fox 130, 10. Loth ne dorste on ðam fæstenne leng eardigean Lot might not longer dwell in that fastness, Cd. 121; Th. 156, 19; Gen. 2591: Ps. Spl. C. 112, 8. Ic eardige, Ps. Th. 60, 3. Ðú eardast, Hy. 5, 1; Hy. Grn. ii. 285, l. Ðǽr his híréd eardaþ where his flock feeds, Cd. 226 ; Th. 302, 2; Sat. 592. Æt helle dúru dracan eardigaþ dragons dwell at the gate of hell, 215; Th. 270, 30; Sat. 98. On earda eorðan dwell on earth, Ps. Spl. 36, 3. Ðeáh hí somod eardien though they dwell together, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 292; Met. 20, 146. For yfelnesse ðara eardiendra ðǽr on ðære byrig a malītia inhabĭtantium in eo, Bd. 4, 25; S. 599, 22: Ps. Th. 82, 6: 135, 27: Ps. Spl. 16, 13. Eardendra, Ps. Th. 106, 33. Abram eardode on ðam lande Chanaan Abram habĭtāvit in terra Chanaan, Gen. 13, 12. Eardodon, Beo. Th. 6093; B. 3050. Se me be healfe eardade who dwelled by my side. Exon. 129 b; Th. 496, 26; Rä. 85, 20. Eardedon, 9 b; Th. 8, 30; Cri. 125. II. v. trans. To inhabit; inhabĭtāre. incŏlĕre Peohtas ongunnon eardigan ða norþ-dǽlas ðysses eálondes Picti habĭtāre per septentriōnāles insŭlæ partes cœpērunt. Bd. 1, 1; S. 474, 18. Sceolde wíc eardian elles hwergen he should inhabit a dwelling elsewhere, Beo. Th. 5172; B. 2589: Ps. Th. 104, 19. DER. ge-eardian, on-, on-eardiend.
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