ge-werian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ge-werian
p. ede, ode; pp. ed, od. I. to defend, protect, take care of, make [land] free from claims; defendĕre, procurare Ic gewerige defendo, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 6; Som. 32, 29. Se ðe land gewerod hæbbe he who has defended land, L. C. S. 80; Th. i. 420, 19. Þér of is gewerod án and tuenti híde twenty-one hides of it are held in undisputed possession, Schmid. A. S. Ges. p. 614, col. 1. See also p. 677. Ðonnæ his ðæs londæs hundseofontig hída and is nú eall gewæred and ðá hit æst mín láford mæ to lǽt ðá wæs hit ierfelæás hujus terræ sunt lxx hidæ, et est modo tota bene procurata, quæ quando dominus meus michi eam tradidit omni peccunia caruit, Th. Chart. 162, 26. Gange [ðæt land] into ðære stówe swá gewered swá hit stande mid mete and mid mannum and mid ǽlcum þingan let the land go afterwards to that place so provided as it may then be, with meat and with men and with everything, 519, 3: Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. ii. 300, 10. II. to associate with for the cause of defence, to make a treaty with; assŏciāre defensiōnis causa, jungere fœdĕre Nalæs æfter micelre tíde ðæt hí geweredon wið him, and heora wǽpen hwyrfdon wið Bryttas heora gefaran non multo post juncto cum his fœdĕre, in sŏcios arma vertĕrit, Bd. 1, 15; S. 483, 4, 35. v. werian.
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