ofer-gán
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Anomalous
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-gán
p. -eode; pp. -gán. I. to overspread Seó lyft ofer*-*gǽþ ealne middaneard, Lchdm. iii. 272, 17. II. to overrun (a country, as a victorious army does), to conquer Se here fór tó Sandwíc, and swá ðanon tó Gipeswíc, and ðæt eall ofereode, Chr. 993; Erl. 132, 4. Wǽndon ðæt hé sceolde ðet land ofergá, 1070; Erl. 207, 24. Hí hæfdon ðá ofergán . i. Eást-Engle, and . ii. Eást-Sexe . . . , 1011 ; Erl. 144, 33. III. to pass a point or limit Ic ofergaa wall trans*-*grediar murum , Ps. Surt. 17, 30. Hé ofergæþ ðone súðran sunnstede. Lchdm. iii. 252, 14. Gemǽre ðú settest ðæt ná hí ofergáþ (trans-gredientur ), Ps. Spl. 103, 10. Ofereode excederit , Wrt. Voc. ii. 30, 41. III. a. to pass a moral limit, to transgress Forhwon leorneras ðíne ofergǽ? gesetnisse ðara ældra, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 15, 2. IV. to pass across, traverse, cross Hé ofereode steáp stánhliþo, Beo. Th. 2820; B. 1408. Hí ða Reádan Sǽ ofereodon, Homl. Th. ii. 200, 27 : Beo. Th. 5911; B. 2959. V. to pass, pass off or away, be over, come to an end Hú hrædlíce se eorþlíca hlísa ofergǽ?, Past. 59, I; Swt. 447, 30. Ðæt ilce yfel ofereode bútan geblóte pestilentia sine ullis sacrificiorum satisfactionibus sedata est , Ors. 5, 2 ; Swt. 218, 3. Ða geswinc ðe ofergán sculon quod transeundo laboratur , Past. 52, 5; Swt. 407, 31. V. a. impers. with gen. To be over (with anything) Ðæs ofereode ðisses swá mæg it is all over with that, so may it be with this, that trouble is over, so may this be , Exon. Th. pp. 377-379 ; Deór. 7, etc. VI. to come upon, attack (of disease, sleep, etc. ) Wæterseócnyss hine ofereode, Homl. Th. i. 86, 9. Hine slǽp ofereode, Andr. Kmbl. 1640 ; An. 821. v. ofer-gangan.
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