for-scrífan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-scrífan
p. -scráf, pl. -scrifon; pp. -scrifen [scrífan to judge] , I. to condemn, proscribe; condemnāre, proscrībĕre He ðæt scyldige werud forscrifen hefde he had proscribed the guilty host, Cd. 213 i Th. 267, 5; Sat. 33. Grendel fífelcynnes eard weardode hwíle, siððan him Scyppend forscrifen hæfde Grendel inhabited a while the monster-race's abode, after the Creator had proscribed him, Beo. Th. 213; B. 106. II. to write or cut into, cut down; incīdĕre, succīdĕre Awríteþ he on his wǽpne wællnota heáp, bealwe bócstafas bill forscrífeþ he writes upon his weapon a heap of fatal marks, baleful letters he cuts into the bill, Salm. Kmbl. 323-326, note; Sal. 161, 162. Forscrif hine succīde illam, Lk. Skt. Hat. 13, 7, 9. [Ger. ver-schreiben to prescribe.]
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