hwearfian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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hwearfian
p. ode To turn, change, roll about, revolve, wander, move, toss about Ic nú giet hwearfige mé self on ðǽm ýðum mínra scylda adhuc in delictorum fluctibus versor, Past. 65, 7; Swt. 467, 22. Ǽlc gesceaft hwearfaþ on hire selfre swá swá hweól and tó ðam heó swá hwearfaþ ðæt heó eft cume ðǽr heó ǽr wæs every creature turns on itself as a wheel, and it so turns to the end that it may come again where it was before: repetunt proprios quæque recursus, redituque suo singula gaudent, Bt 25; Fox 88, 32: Bt. Met. Fox 13, 150; Met. 13, 75. Hé biþ fremede freán ælmihtigum englum ungelíc ána hwearfaþ he shall be a stranger to the almighty Lord, unlike angels, alone shall he wander, Salm. Kmbl. 70; Sal. 35. Drihtnes stíge hwearfaþ aa wísra gewyrdum Ascension-day ever changes according to the rules of the learned, Menol. Fox 131; Men. 65. Wé hwearfiaþ heánlíce we wander abjectly, Exon. 13 a; Th. 23, 21; Cri. 372. Hálige englas ðǽrábútan hwearfiaþ holy angels hover round about the place, L. C. E. 4; Th. i. 360, 34. Ðú wást hú ða woruldsǽlþa hwearfiaþ ... hwí ne hwearfost ðú mid him thow knowest how worldly blessings change ... why dost thou not change with them? Bt. 7, 2; Fox 18, 6. Swá swá on wǽnes eaxe hwearfiaþ ða hweól as the wheels turn on the axle of a waggon, 39, 7; Fox 220, 32. Gúþ hwearfode the battle rolled on [or could guþ here be taken as a person, one of the Valkyrias, and hwearfode = hover about, as in the passage above, L. C. E. 4 ?], Cd. 149; Th. 187, 29; Exod. 159. Fana hwearfode on sceafte the banner waved on its staff, Bt. Met. Fox 1, 20; Met. 1, 10. Hwæt is ðé ðæt ðú ðǽrmid ne ne hwearfige why shouldest thou not change with them? Bt. 7, 3; Fox 22, 22, Nis ǽnegu gesceaft ðe ne hwearfige swá swá hweól déþ, Met. Fox 13, 147; Met. 13, 74. Hwearfode, 20, 411; Met. 20, 206. Hwearfian, Bt. 33, 4; Fox 132, 11. Heán hwearfian to wander abject, Andr. Kmbl. 1781; An. 893. Fóran hwearfigende [hwearfiende, MS. Coll.] geond ðæt wésten they went wandering through the desert; per vasta deserti evagatur, Ors. 6, 31; Swt. 286, 19. [Goth. hwarbón to go about: O. Sax. hwarƀón: Icel. hvarfa to wander about: O. H. Ger. (hwarbón versari.]
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