swíðan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swíðan
p. de; but a strong form swáð also occurs. I. to make strong, give strength to, strengthen, support Leng ne woldon Elami*-*tarna aldor swíðan folcgestreónum, Cd. Th. 119, 16; Gen. 1980. Ongan Abimæleh Abraham swíðan woruldgestreónum, 164, 18; Gen. 2716. Swá reordode manna mildost mihtum swíðed, 213, 9; Exod. 549. II. to be strong, exercise strength, prevail (?) Ic oforswíðrode ágen ł ongén ł swáð ( = oferswáð? v. ofer-swíðan) hine praevalui adversus eum, Ps. Lamb. 12, 5. v. for-, ge-, ofer-, þurh-swíðan; swíðian.
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