for-ealdian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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for-ealdian
-ealdigean, -ealldian; p. ode; pp. od [for-, eald old] To grow or wax old, become old; senescĕre, veterascĕre, inveterascĕre Wyrceaþ seódas, ða ðe ne forealdigeaþ făcĭte vōbis saccŭlos, qui non veterascunt, Lk. Bos. 12, 33. Bearn elelendisce forealdodon fīlii aliēni inveterāti sunt, Ps. Lamb. 17, 46. Forealldodon ða gewritu the writings waxed old, Bt. 18, 3; Fox 64, 37. Ne forealdige ðeós hand ǽfre nunquam inveterascat hæc mănus, Bd. 3, 6; S. 528, 24. Ǽlc ánweald biþ sóna forealdod every power soon becomes old, Bt. 17; Fox 60, 10: 39, 8; Fox 224, ii. Ðe forealdode wǽron who were grown old, Homl. Th. ii. 500, 4. [Ger. ver-alten to grow old.] DER. ealdian, eald.
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