on-beran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-beran
pp. -boren To diminish, enfeeble, impair, destroy Onboren inminutus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 49, 60. Wæs ðam báncofan neáh geþrungen breósthord onboren wæs se blíða gǽst fús on forþweg disease pressed the body hard, the mind was enfeebled, the glad spirit was eager for departure, Exon. Th. 158, 29; Gú. 917. Ðá wæs hord rásod onboren beága hord the hoard was explored, the treasure of rings rifled, Beo. Th. 4557; B. 2284. Ǽghwylc gecwæþ ðæt him heardra nán hrínan wolde íren ǽrgód ðæt ðæs aglǽcan blódge beadufolme onberan wolde everyone agreed that no weapon would wound Grendel's claws, no sword would destroy (or harm) the monster's hand, Beo. Th. 1985; B. 990.
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