for-helan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-helan
he -hilþ; p. -hæl, pl. -hǽlon; subj. p. -hǽle, pl. -hǽlen; pp. -holen To cover over, hide, conceal; celāre, occultāre, abscondĕre Ðe hit forhelan þenceþ who seeks to conceal it, Exon. 91 a; Th. 340, 25; Gn. Ex. 116. Hú mæg ic forhelan Abrahame, ðe ic dón wille num celāre potĕro Abraham, quæ factūrus sum? Gen. 18, 17. Forhele ic incrum Hérran hearmes swá fela I will conceal from your Lord so much calumny, Cd. 27; Th. 36, 29; Gen. 579. Gif he hit forhilþ if he hide it, Lev. 5, 1. Ne biþ ðǽr wiht forholen there shall be naught concealed, Exon. 23 b; Th. 65, 14; Cri. 1054. Ðæt he ðæs hálgan hǽse forhǽle his hláforde that he should conceal the saint's command from his Lord, Glostr. Frag. 4, 20. Ðæt míne cræftas and ánweald ne wurden forgitene and forholene that my talents and power should not be forgotten and concealed, Bt. 17; Fox 60, 9. [Dut. ver-helen: Ger. ver-hehlen to conceal.]
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