searwian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
searwian
p. ode To act with craft or treachery, to feign Hé sarwaþ fingitur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 132, 13. Hió searwaþ insidiatur, Kent. Gl. 191. Gif preóst ordál misfadige, gebéte ðæt. Gif preóst searwaþ be winde, gebéte ðæt if a priest do not conduct an ordeal rightly, let him make 'bót.' If a priest uses deceit in respect to the wrapping up of the hand or arm exposed to the ordeal, let him make 'bót,' L. N. P. L. 39, 40; Th. ii. 296, 9-10. Sine searwade treasure played the traitor (left its possessor (?)), Exon. Th. 353, 62; Reim. 37. Searw[a] ð[ú] insidieris , Kent. Gl. 935. Searwiende machinans, 151. Hé cwæð him tó særwigendum móde (insidiously ), Homl. Th. ii. 308, 6. v. sirwan and next word.
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