ge-bredan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-bredan
p. -bræd, pl. -brudon; pp. -broden [ge-, bredan to draw] I. to draw, unsheath, brandish; stringĕre, evagĭnāre, vibrāre He sweord gebræd he drew his sword, Beo. Th. 5118; B. 2562. Sweord gebrudon ða synfullan glădium evagĭnāvērunt peccātōres, Ps. Spl. 36, 14. Gif hwa his wǽpn gebrede if any one draw his weapon, L. Alf. pol. 7; Th. 66, 9. Ic ðý wǽpne gebræd I brandished the weapon. Beo. Th. 3333; B. 1664. Cyning wælseaxe gebræd the king brandished his deadly knife, 5400;B. 2703. II. to draw breath, take breath, inspire; inspīrāre Ðeáh he late meahte oreþe gebredan though he could slowly take breath, Exon. 49 b; Th. 172, 4; Gú. 1138. III. to weave, plait; nectĕre, plectĕre Spyrte biþ of rixum gebroden a basket is plaited of rushes, Homl. Th. ii. 402, 8. Herebyrne hondum gebroden a martial corslet woven with hands. Beo. Th. 2891; B. 1443. IV. to feign, pretend; simŭlāre Gebræd he hine seócne he feigned himself sick. Chr. 1003; Erl. 139, 9.
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