for-hergian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-hergian
-heregian, to -hergianne; part, -hergiende, -hergende; p. ode, ade, ede; pp. od, ad, ed To lay waste, destroy, ravage, devastate, plunder; vastāre, devastāre, depŏpŭlāre Ne wile he ealle ða rícu forsleán and forheregian will he not slay and destroy all the kingdoms? Bt. 16, 1; Fox 50, 3. Mid ðý se ylca cyning gedyrstelíce here lǽdde to forhergianne Pehta mǽgþe idem rex, cum tĕmĕre exercĭtum ad vastandam Pictōrum prōvinciam duxisset, Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 16. Forhergiende depŏpŭlans, 1, 15; S. 483, 44. Forhergende, 4, 7; S. 574, 30. Ceadwala eft forhergode Cent Ceadwalla again ravaged Kent, Chr. 687; Erl. 43, 2: 1000; Erl. 137, 2. Ecgfriþ Norþan-Hymbra cyning sende wered and fyrd on Hibernia Scotta eálonde, and hí ða unscæððendan þeóde, and symble Angelcynne ða holdestan earmlíce forhergodon Ecgfrid rex Nordanhymbrōrum misso Hĭberniam exercĭtu vastāvit mĭsĕre gentem innoxiam et nātiōni Anglōrum ămīcissĭmam, Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 7. Ceadwalla and Mul Cent and Wieht forhergedon Ceadwalla and Mul ravaged Kent and Wight, Chr. 686; Erl. 40, 25. Féng to ríce Honorius, twám geárum ǽr Róma burh abrocen and forhergad wǽre Honorius succeeded to the sovereignty, two years before the city Rome was broken into and devastated, Bd. 1, 11; S. 480, 10. Seó hreównes ðæs oft cwedenan wóles feor and wíde eall wæs forheregod and fornumen tempestas sæpe dictæ clādis lāte cuncta depŏpŭlans, 4, 7; S. 574, 30, MS. B. Hí forhergode wǽron they were plundered, Chr. 1013; Erl. 149, 19. [Ger. ver-heeren to destroy, lay waste.]
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