sorgian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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sorgian
sorhgian (and sorgan, v. pres. part. sorgende); p. ode, I. to care, be anxious, feel anxiety or care, a. with a clause Hé nalles sorgode hwæðer siððan á Drihten ámetan wolde wrece be gewyrhtum he felt no anxiety as to whether the Lord would ever mete out vengeance according to deserts, Met. 9, 34. Hí lyt sorgodon hwylc him ðæt edleán æfter wurde, Andr. Kmbl. 2456; An. 1229. b. with preps. ymbe, for Hé sorgaþ ymb ða (useless works) and biþ ðara suíðe gemyndig and forgiett his selfes mens fit in exteriorum dispositione sollicita, et sui ignara, Past. 4, 1; Swt. 37, 19. Geþenceaþ ðæt gé winnaþ and á embe ðæt sorgiaþ, ðæt wé úrne líchoman gefyllan, Blickl. Homl. 99, 6. Ða ðe for his lífe lyt sorgedon, Exon. Th. 116, 19; Gú. 209. Nó ðú ymb mínes ne þearft líces feorme leng sorgian, Beo. Th. 907; B. 451. c. absolute Hé sceal winnan and sorgian, ðonne se dæg cume ðæt hé sceole ðæs ealles ídel hweorfan, Blickl. Homl. 97, 25. Sorgiende anxius, Wrt. Voc. i. 287, 67. Sorgende, ii. 6, 66. Hú him woruldmanna seó unclǽne gecynd cearum sorgende hearde ondréde, Exon. Th. 63, 10; Cri. 1017. Sume dæge ðæt hé sorgiende (sollicitus ) bád hwonne seó ádl tó him cóme, Bd. 3, 12; S. 537, 6. Ac hwæðere sorhgiende móde geornlíce þohte sed multum solicitus ac sedula mente cogitans, 2, 12; S. 514, 28. II. to sorrow, grieve, be sorry, a. with preps. ymbe, for, on Gif ðú hafast mid ðé wulfes hrycghǽr . . . on síðfæte, bútan fyrhtu ðú ðone síð gefremest, ac se wulf sorgaþ ymbe his síð the wolf will be sorry for his journey, Lchdm. i. 360, 22. Sweþe on ðon sorhgedon ðæt hí ðam láreówe onfón ne woldon ðe hí him tó sendon de non recepto quem miserant predicatore dolentes, Bd. 3, 5; S. 527, 29. Wit hreówige mágon sorgian for his síðe, Cd. Th. 49, 30; Gen. 800. Sorgiende for ðám ermþum, Bt. 38, 1; Fox 196, 7. b. absolute Sorgedon Adam and Eve, and him oft betuh gnornword gengdon, Cd. Th. 47, 24; Gen. 765. Ne sorga, snotor guma, sélre biþ æghwæm ðæt hé his freónd wrece, ðonne hé fela murne, Beo. Th. 2772; B. 1384. Ða woruldáre ðe ðú nú sorgiende ánforléte, Bt. 7, 3; Fox 20, 12: Cd. Th. 22, 28; Gen. 347. Ðǽr mon mæg sorgende folc gehýran hygegeómor, Exon. Th. 55, 28; Cri. 890. Sume ofer sǽ sorgiende (dolentes ) gewiton, Bd. 1, 15; S. 484, 7. Him sorgendum sár óðclífeþ, Exon. Th. 77, 35; Cri. 1267. [Goth. saurgan to be anxious; to sorrow: O. Sax. sorgón: O. H. Ger. sorgén: Icel. sorga.] v. be-, for-sorgian.
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