ge-brecan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-brecan
he -breceþ, -bryceþ; p. -bræc, ðú -brǽce , pl. -brǽcon; pp. -brocen; v. trans, [ge-, brecan to break] To break, bruise, crush, destroy, shatter, waste; frangĕre, confringĕre, contrībulāre, contĕrĕre, conquassāre, attĕrĕre Ealra fyrenfulra fyhtehornas ic bealdlíce gebrece snióme omnia cornua peccātōrum confringam. Ps. Th. 74, 9. Heáfod he gebteceþ hæleða mæniges conquassábit căpĭta multa, 109, 7. Se snáw gebryceþ burga geatu the snow destroys the gates of towns, Salm. Kmbl. 613; Sal. 306. Ðú gebrǽce ðæt dracan heáfod deópe wætere tu contrībŭlasti căpĭta drăcōnum super ăquas, Ps. Th. 73, 13. He him on fæðm gebræc he crushed them into his grasp, i. e. subdued them, Cd. 4; Th. 4, 32; Gen. 62: 97; Th. 127, 15; Gen. 2111: Bd. 3, 2; S. 525, 2. He ða mǽgþe mid grimme wæle and herge gebræc provinciam illam sæva cæde ac depopŭlātiōne attrīvit, 4, 15; S. 583, 26, MS. C. Se þuma gebrocen wæs the thumb was broken, 5, 6; S. 619, 24: Andr. Kmbl. 2944; An. 1475. [Goth, ga-brikan: O. H. Ger. ga-brechan.]
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