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for-wyrnan

  • verb [ weak ]
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for-wyrnan, -weornan, -wiernan, -wirnan, -wernan; p. de; pp. ed
To prohibit, deny, refuse, restrain, prevent, hinder; prohĭbēre, recūsāre, denĕgāre, renuĕre
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  • Him ðǽr se geonga cyning ðæs oferfæreldes forwyrnan myhte

    where the young king might prevent his going over,

    • Ors. 2, 4
    • ;
    • Bos. 45, 9.
  • Se ilca forwyrnþ ðære [MS. ðæræ] sǽ ðæt heó ne mót ðone þeorscwold oferstæppan ðære eorþan

    the same restrains the sea that it may not overstep the threshold of the earth,

    • Bt. 21
    • ;
    • Fox 74, 25.
  • Me ðæs forwyrnde Waldend heofona

    the Lord of heaven hath denied it me,

    • Cd. 101
    • ;
    • Th. 134, 3
    • ;
    • Gen. 2219: Exon. 34 b
    • ;
    • Th. 111, 31
    • ;
    • Gú. 135.
  • He ne forwyrnde woroldrǽdenne

    he refused not worldly converse,

    • Beo. Th. 2288
    • ;
    • B. 1142.
  • Forwyrnde beón afréfrod sáwle mín

    renuit consōlāri anĭma mea,

    • Ps. Spl. 76, 3.
  • Þearfum forwyrndon, ðæt hí under eówrum þæce mósten ingebúgan

    ye prohibited the needy, that they might enter under your roof,

    • Exon. 30 a
    • ;
    • Th. 92, 4
    • ;
    • Cri. 1504.
  • Ðæt ðú me ne forwyrne

    that thou deny me not,

    • Beo. Th. 862
    • ;
    • B. 429.
  • Ðý-læs eów weges forwyrnen to wuldres byrig

    lest they prohibit you the way to glory's city.

    • Exon. 75 b
    • ;
    • Th. 282, 18
    • ;
    • Jul. 665.
  • Me hwílum biþ forwyrned willan mínes

    sometimes I am denied my will,

    • 72 a
    • ;
    • Th. 268, 32
    • ;
    • Jul. 441.
Etymology
[
O. Sax. far-wernian to refuse
:
Laym. pp. forwurnen
.]
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v.  for-wærnan for-weornan for-wernan for-wiernan.
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