ge-wyrcan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wyrcan
-wyrcean; p. -worhte, ðú -worhtest; pp. -worht. I. to work, make, build, form, dispose, do, perform, celebrate, commit Úre Drihten wolde mannan gewyrcan our Lord would make man, Hexam. 10; Norm. 16, 16: 11; Norm. 18,14. Gewyrcean mycelne tor to build a great tower, Blickl. Homl. 187, 12: Beo. Th. 139; B. 69. Ðú miht wundor gewyrcean tu facis mirabilia, Ps. Th. 76. 11. Gif ic godes meahte willan gewyrcean if I could do God's will, Cd. 39; Th. 51, 31; Gen. 835. Ne meahte ic æt hilde mid Hruntinge wiht gewyrcean I could not perform aught with Hrunting in fight, Beo. Th. 3324; B. 1660. Ða noldon fleám gewyrcan they would not fly, Byrht. Th. 134, 9; By. 81. Hí woldon hyra Eástron gewyrcan they would celebrate Easter, Lk. Bos. 22, 7. God wille ðisse worlde ende gewyricean God will put an end to this world, Blickl. Homl. 109, 33. He nest gewyrceþ it makes a nest, Exon. 62 b; Th. 230, 9; Ph. 469. Hie gewyrcaþ ǽnne líchoman they form one body, Bt. 34, 6; Fox 142, 16. Crist him to cwæþ 'Ic ðé geworhte' Christ said to him 'I made thee,' Blickl. Homl. 231, 28. Ðú eall geworhtest þing þearle gód thou didst make every thing exceeding good, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 88; Met. 20, 44. For úres lífes dǽdum ðe we geworhtan for our life's deeds that we have done, Blickl. Homl. 63, 32. Geworhton me him to wæfersýne made me a spectacle for themselves, Rood Kmbl. 61; Kr. 31. Mycel yfel gewrohtan did much harm, Chr. 993; Erl. 133, 3. Þeáh we æbylgþ wið hine oft gewyrcen though we oft offend against him, Elen. Krnbl. 1024; El. 513. Sió wund ðe him se eorþdraca ǽr geworhte the wound that the dragon had before given him, Beo. Th. 5418; B. 2712. Hie geweorc geworht hæfdon they had made a fort, Chr. 894; Erl. 90, 2. He hæfþ mon geworhtne he hath made man, Cd. 21; Th. 25, 18; Gen. 395. Synna ðe we wið Godes willan geworht habbaþ the sins that we have done against God's will, Blickl. Homl. 25, 15: 125, 4. Heora ciningas hæfdon sige geworht on heora feóndum their kings had got victory over their foes, 67, 9. Of glæse geworht made of glass, 127, 33. He nys swá wel wið rite geworht swá he wæs he is not so well disposed to me as he was, Gen. 31, 5. II. to get by working, gain, obtain, merit Ic me mid Hruntinge dóm gewyrce I with Hrunting will gain myself glory, Beo. Th. 2986; B. 1491. Lof se gewyrceþ hafaþ heáhfæstne dóm he gains praise, hath undying glory, Exon. 97 a; Th. 327, 6; Víd. 142. Se ðe gewyrceþ ðæt him wuldorcyning milde geweorþeþ he who obtains that the king of glory becomes mild to him, 63 b; Th. 234, 8; Ph. 536. Hú geworhte ic ðæt how did I merit this? Cd. 127; Th. 162, 3; Gen. 2675. III. with gen. [cf. wyrcan with gen.] For hwam nele mon him georne gewyrcan dryhtscipes why will not man earnestly gain himself worship, Salm. Kmbl. 774; Sal. 386.
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