forhtian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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forhtian
forhtigan, forhtigean, forhtegean; to forhtianne; part. forhtiende, forhtigende; p. ode, ede; pp. od, ed [forht affrighted, and the terminations -an, -anne, -gan] . I. v. intrans. To be afraid or frightened, tremble; păvēre, trĕmĕre, trĕpĭdāre, formīdāre Ongan he forhtian, and sárgian cæpit păvēre, et tædēre. Mk. Bos. 14, 33: Boutr. Scrd, 21, 22. Ongunnon hí forhtigan they began to be afraid, Bd. 1, 23; S. 485, 30. Forhtigean, Ps. Th. 113, 7. To heora móde gelǽddum ðære forhtiendan tíde reducto ad mentem trĕmendo illo tempŏre, Bd. 4, 3; S. 569, 25. Flugon forhtigende trembling they fled, Cd. 166; Th. 206, 15; Exod. 452; Bd. 4, 7; S. 575, 8. Ic forhtige formīdo, Ælfc. Gr. 36; Som. 38, 50. Hie forhtiaþ they will be afraid. Rood Kmbl. 227; Kr. 115: Ps. Th. 67, 9. Ðǽr hig forhtodon mid ege illic trĕpĭdāvērunt tĭmōre, Ps. Lamb. 52, 6. He bæd ðæt ne forhtedon ná he bade that they should not be afraid, Byrht. Th. 132, 25; By. 21. Ne sý eówer heorte gedréfed, ne ne forhtige gé non turbētur cor vestrum, neque formīdet, Jn. Bos. 14, 27. Ðæt óðre forhtian that others may fear, Homl. Th. ii. 300, 15. II. v. trans. To fear, be frightened at, dread; tĭmēre Ic ne forhtige wiht I fear nothing, Ps. Th. 61, 2: 54, 2. Ne forhtast ðú on dǽge flán on lyfte non tĭmēbis a săgitta vŏlante in die, 90, 6. Ðe Drihten forhtaþ qui tĭmet Dŏmĭnum, 127, 5: 60, 4. Ða ðé on feore forhtigaþ, ða me on fægere geseóþ qui tĭment te, vĭdēbunt me, 118, 74. Ne nán þing ne forhtgeaþ fear nothing, Deut. 1, 20. DER. a-forhtian, on-.
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