of-hreówan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
of-hreówan
I. to cause grief or pity a. impers. with dat. of pers. and gen. of the cause Mé ofhríwþ me miseret, Ælfc. Gr. 33; Som. 37, 24. Ðæs sceápes untrumnesse him ofhreáw (-hreów, MS. F. ), R. Ben. 51, 20. Him of hreow ðæs mannes he was sorry for man, Homl. Th. i. 192, 16. b. with dat. of pers. and nom. of cause, or a clause introduced by ðæt Ðá ofhreów ðam munece ðæs hreóflian mægenleást the powerlessness of the leper excited the pity of the monk, 336, ll. Mé ofhreów ðæt hí né cúðon ða godspellícan láre, 2, 22. II. to feel pity Se mæssepreóst ðæs mannes of hreów. Swt. A. S. Rdr. 102, 216. lohannes ofhreów ðære méder dreórignysse, Homl. Th. i. 66, 21.
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