mis-faran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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mis-faran
I. to go astray, to err, transgress Oft for ðæs láreówes unwísdóm misfaraþ ða hiéremenn per pastorum ignorantiam hi, qui sequuntur, offendant, Past. 1, 4; Swt. 29, 4. Ðæt men for nytennysse misfaran ne sceolon, Homl. Th. ii. 314, 5. [Cf. If Joseph sag hise breðere misfaren His fader he it gan unhillen and baren, Gen. and Ex. 1911.] II. to fare badly, have ill success Sume secgaþ ðæt hí (certain animals) þurh bletsunge misfaraþ, and þurh wyrigunge, geþeóþ, Homl. Th. i. 100, 31. þurh deófol fela þinga misfór by the devil's agency many things have gone on badly, Wulfst 104, 22. Se ðe Gode nele hýran, witod hé sceal misfaran, 178, 21. [O. Frs. mis-fara to act falsely: Icel. mis-fara to go astray, to transgress; mis-farask einum to go badly with one: Da. mis-fare to miscarry: O. H. Ger. missa-faran to transgress.] v. mis-féran.
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