sweorcan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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sweorcan
p. swearc, pl. swurcon; pp. sworcen. I. in a physical sense, to become dark, be obscured Wedercandel swearc windas weóxon the sun was darkened, the winds rose, Andr. Kmbl. 744; An. 372. Swearc norðrodor won under wolcnum, woruld miste oferteáh, Exon. Th. 178, 33; Gú. 1253. II. figuratively of mental gloom, a. of that which feels sadness, to become troubled, gloomy, sad Siteþ sorgcearig, on sefan sweorceþ, sylfum þinceþ, ðæt sý endeleás earfoða dǽl, Exon. Th. 379, 6; Deór. 29. Hé módsorge wæg, hreþer innan swearc, 165, 8; Gú. 1025. On hú grundleásum seáðe swiaceþ ðæt sweorcende mód quam praecipiti mersa profundo mens hebet, Met. 3, 2. b. of that which causes sadness, to become grievous, troublesome, saddening Ne hine wiht dereþ, ádl ne yldo, ne him inwitsorh on sefan sweorceþ nor in his mind springs gloomy care, Beo. Th. 3478; B. 1737. [Swelleð þe mære and swærkeð þa uðen, Laym. 22030. Swurken (þirkede (dirkede ?), 2nd MS.) under sunnen sweorte weolcnen, 11973. O. Sax. swerkan: Ni lát thú thínan seƀon swerkan do not be sad, Hél. 4042. O. H. Ger. swercan.] v. á-, for-, ge-, tó-sweorcan.
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