ofer-drífan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-drífan
I. to cover by drifting Ðeáh hit wind oððe sǽs flód mid sonde oferdrífen though the wind or sea cover it by driving the sand over it, Ors. 1, 7; Swt. 40, 1. II. to overcome, refute, repel, defeat Ðú ðe þióstro giduoles oferdrífest (depellis ), Rtl. 38, 17. Se Hǽlend ne geswutulode ná him his mihte ac oferdráf hine geþyldelíce mid hálgum gewritum the Saviour did not display his power to him (the devil) but overcame him patiently by the holy scriptures, Homl. Th. i. 176, 11. Marcellus folgode ðam sceandlícan drý óððæt Petrus ðone árleásan oferdráf, Homl. Skt. i. 10, 197. Onsage oferdrífan to refute an accusation, 2, 206. Wé syndon fram ðé oferswýðde, ac wé ácsiaþ: Hwæt eart ðú swá wunderlíc on ánes mannes hiwe ús tó oferdrýfenne, Nicod. Thw. 16, 20. Gif hig sacan stande ðæt hig .viii. secgaþ and ða ðe ðǽr oferdrifene beóþ gilde heora ǽlc .vi. healfmarc if they (the twelve) disagree, that which eight of them say shall stand: and those that in such case are out-voted shall each pay six half-marks, L. Eth. iii. 13; Th. i. 298, 4.
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