for-niman
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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for-niman
-nyman; p. -nam, -nom, pl. -námon, -nómon; pp. -numen; v. trans. To take away, deform, plunder, destroy, ransack, waste, consume, devour; rapĕre, perdĕre, extermĭnāre, vastāre, consūmĕre, devŏrāre Ðú hí eáðe miht forniman thou mayest easily consume them, Ps. Th. 72, 16: 118, 36. Eów in beorge bǽl fornimeþ fire shall consume you upon the hill, Elen. Kmbl. 1153; El. 578. Se ðe fornimþ þearfan on dýgelnysse qui devŏrat paupĕrem in abscondĭto, Cant. Abac. Lamb. fol. 190 b, 14. Hig fornymaþ hyra ansýna extermĭnant făcies suas, Mt. Bos. 6, 16. Hine wyrd fornam fate took him away, Beo. Th. 2415; B. 1205: 2877; B. 1436: 4245; B. 2119. Líg eall fornam the flame consumed all, Cd. 119; Th. 153, 34; Gen. 2548: Andr. Kmbl. 1988; An. 996: 3061; An. 1533. Swylt ealle fornom secga hlóþe death destroyed all the band of men, Exon. 75 b; Th. 283, 5; Jul. 675: 59 b; Th. 216, 15; Ph. 268. Se Brytta þeóde fornom qui gentem vastāvit Brittōnum, Bd. 1, 34; S. 499, 20. Him írenne ecga fornámon iron edges had taken them away from him. Beo. Th. 5649; B. 2828. Fórneáh hí fornámon me on lande paulo mĭnus consummāvērunt me in terra, Ps. Spl. C. 118, 87. Fornómon [MS. -noman] have consumed, Exon. 78 a; Th. 292, 14; Wand. 99. Wylt ðú we secgaþ ðæt fýr cume of heofone, and fornime hig vis dīcĭmus ut ignis descendat de cælo, et consūmat illos? Lk. Bos. 9, 54. Ðæs mannes wlite wyrþeþ eall fornumen mid onsígendre ylde the beauty of man becomes thoroughly destroyed by approaching old age, Basil admn. 8; Norm. 50, 20. Swá swá sceáp from wulfum and wildeórum beóþ fornumene, swá ða earman ceasterwaran toslitene and fornumene wǽron fram heora feóndum sīcut agni a fĕris, ĭta misĕri cīves discerpuntur ab hostĭbus, Bd. 1, 12; S. 481, 26, 27: Homl. Th. ii. 416, 12.
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