reáfian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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reáfian
p. ode. I. to plunder, rifle, spoil, waste, rob 1. a person Úte hí reáfaþ (vastabit ) swurd, Deut. 32, 25. Se ðe reáfaþ man leóhtan dæge he who robs a man by daylight, L. Eth. iii. 15; Th. i. 298, 11. Ǽghwá mec reáfaþ, Exon. Th. 482, 4; Rä. 66, 2. Gé reáfiaþ (spoliabitis ) Egipte, Ex. 3, 22. Ðenden reáfode rinc óðerne, Beo. Th. 5962; B. 2985. Wígfrecan wæl reáfedon, 2429; B. 1212. Reáfodon (diripuerunt ) hine ealle oferfarende wæg, Ps. Spl. 88, 40. Reáfa vastes, Kent. Gl. 936. Gif hwylc man reáfige (spoliaverit ) óðerne æt his dehter, L. Ecg. P. iv. 13; Th. ii. 208, 7. Swíðor ðonne hié reáfian earme and unscyldige, Blickl. Homl. 63, 17. 2. a place Ic folcsalo bærne, ræced reáfige, Exon. Th. 381, 4; Rä. 2, 6. Ic lond reáfige, 394. 7; Rä. 13, 14. Se snáw gebryceþ burga geatu, reáfaþ swíðor mycle ðonne se swíðra níð, Salm. Kmbl. 65; Sal. 307. Reáfiaþ hine (the vineyard ) ealle ða farende, Ps. Spl. 79, 13 : Blickl. Gl. Hý hergiaþ and heáwaþ, rýpaþ and reáfiaþ and tó scipe lǽdaþ, Wulfst. 163, 12. Rib reáfiaþ réðe wyrmas, Soul. Kmbl. 220; Seel. 113. Ic reáfode beám and ða blǽda æt, Cd. Th. 55, 28; Gen. 901. Ðonne man his hús reáfige (diripiet ), Mk. Skt. 3, 27. Hord reáfian, Beo. Th. 5540; B. 2773. Helle weallas forbrecan, ðære burge þrym reáfian, Exon. Th. 461, 15; Hö. 36. II. to seize, take as a robber takes Reáfiaþ rapiunt, Kent. Gl. 4. Ic forþ ágef ða ðe ic ne reáfude ǽr quae non rapui tunc exolvebam, Ps. Th. 68, 5. [Goth. bi-raubon : Icel. raufa : O. Frs. rávia : O. Du. róven; O. H. Ger. roubón.] v. á-, be-, ge-reáfian.
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