fremian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fremian
freomian; part. fremiende; hit fremaþ; p. ode; pp. od [fremman] To profit, do good, be good or expedient, avail; profĭcĕre, prōdesse, expĕdīre, vălēre Ne mid seglinge ne mid równesse ówiht fremian nĕque vēlo nĕque remĭgio quicquam profĭcĕre, Bd. 5, 1; S. 613, 26. Biþ heó fremiende to his clǽnsunge ĕrit in expiatiōnem ejus proficiens, Lev. 1. 4. Hwæt fremaþ ǽnegum menn quid prodest hŏmĭni? Mt. Bos. 16, 26: 15, 5. Gyf se wǽta byþ máre ðonne ðæt fýr, ðonne fremaþ hit if the moisture is more than the fire, then it does good, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 19, 23; Lchdm. iii. 280, 9. Eów fremaþ ðæt ic fare expĕdit vōbis ut ĕgo vādam, Jn. Bos. 16, 7: Mt. Bos. 19, 10. Ðæt hyt náht ne fremode quia nihil profĭcĕret, Mt. Bos. 27, 24: Mk. Bos. 5, 26. Ðonne biþ gesýne, hwæt him his swefn fremion tunc appārēbit, quid illi prōsint somnia tua, Gen. 37, 20. [Orm. frame profit: Swed. främja to forward, advance: Icel. frama to further.]
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