for-berstan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-berstan
he -birsteþ; p. -bærst, pl. -burston; pp. -borsten To break, burst asunder, fail; contĕri, dirumpi, exstingui Wén nǽfre forbirsteþ hope never fails, Exon. 64a; Th. 236, 2; Ph. 568. Heora bogan forberstaþ arcus eōrum contĕrātur. Ps. Th. 36, 14. Forbærst sweord Beówulfes Beowulf's sword burst asunder, Beo. Th. 5354; B. 2680: Bt. 18, 4; Fox 68, 6. Ðæt him forberste se sweora that his neck break, L. Eth. iii. 4; Th. i. 294, 16: Prov. Kmbl. 19. Wæs him beót forborsten their threat failed, Cd. 4; Th. 5, 11; Gen. 70.
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