hyrdan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hyrdan
herdan, hierdan; p. de To make hard, strong or bold, to embolden, encourage, brace Sóna æfter ðon suíðe líðelíce hierde [hirde, Cott. MS.] ða ðe hé unfæsðráde wisse caute monendo postmodum, quæ infirma sunt, roborat, Past. 32, 2; Swt. 213, 8. Tó ðam wáge geság heafelan onhylde hyrde ðá géna ellen on innan to the wall he sank, bowed his head, yet within did he brace up his strength, Exon. 51 a; Th. 178, 15; Gú. 1244. Hyrde hine georne diligently encouraged him, Wald. 1; Vald. 1, 1. Herd hyge ðínne heortan staðola make thy soul strong, firm fix thine heart, Andr. Kmbl. 2427; An. 1215. [Goth. ga-hardjan to harden: O. Sax. gi-herdian to make strong, firm: O. Frs. herda: Icel. herða to harden, temper [iron]; to exhort, cheer: O. H. Ger. hartian confortare.] DER. á-, for-, ge-, on-hyrdan. v. heardian.
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