ofer-sécan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-sécan
to make too great demands upon, put to too severe a trial, press too hard Wæs sió hond tó strong seó (MS. se) ðe méca gehwane swenge ofersóhte the hand was too strong, which with its stroke put every blade to too severe a trial, i. e. Beowulf struck so hard that any sword would be broken, Beo. Th. 3655 ; B. 2686. [O. H. Ger. ubar-suochian, Grff. vi. 84.]
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