ge-sweorcan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-sweorcan
he -swyrcþ; p. -swearc, pl. -swurcon; pp. -sworcen To become dark, be darkened, saddened, angry Ródor eal geswearc the heavens all grew dark, Elen. Kmbl. 1709; El. 856: Beo. Th. 3583; B. 1789: Cd. 166; Th. 207, 4; Exod. 461. Seó eorþe wæs gesworcen and aþýstrod under his fótum caligo sub pedibus ejus, Ps. Th. 17, 9. Ðá geswearc se Godes man semninga and ongan heardlíce and bitterlíce wépan then suddenly the man of God become sad and began to weep sorely and bitterly; solutus est in lacrymis vir Dei, Bd. 4, 25; S. 600, 29: Exon. 77 a; Th. 290, 3; Wand. 59. Geswearc ðá sweor the father-in-law then grew angry, 67 a; Th. 247, 13; Jul. 78. Cf. asweorcan. [O. Sax. gi-swerkan to become dark, literally and metaphorically as in English: O. H. Ger. ge-sworcen; part. p. turbulentus, nubilus.]
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