tó-faran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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tó-faran
p. -fór; pp. -faren. I. to go in different directions, go off separately, part On sumera tófór se here, sum on East-Engle, sum on Norðhymbre, Chr. 897; Erl. 94, 25. Ðá hié tógædere woldon, ðá com swá ungemetlíc rén, ðæt heora nán ne mehte nánes wǽpnes gewealdan, and for ðæm tófóran, Ors. 4, 10; Swt. 194, 19. Tófóran on feówer wegas ætfelinga bearn they went off in four different directions, Cd. Th. 102, 8; Gen. 1697. Ær ðam ðe his Apostolas tófarene wǽron geond ealle eorðan tó lǽranne, L. Alf. 49; Th. i. 56, 4. II. to disperse (intrans.), scatter Swelce se bitresta smíc upp ástlge and ðonne wíde tófáre, Ors. 3, II ; Swt. 142, 21. Ǽr seó mengeo eft tófaran sceolde, Cd. Th. 100, 15; Gen. 1664. Ó his fird tófaren wæs until his army was dispersed, Ors. 3, II; Swt. 152, 21. Ðonne hié gind ðæt lond tófarene wǽron, hié ðonne hié floccmælum slogan, 2, 5; Swt. 78, 12: 3, 7 ; Swt. 116, 29. III. to go away, pass off, depart, become extinct. v. tð-fær Syle drincan . . . ðæt yfel tófærþ. Lchdm. i. 118, 6. Syle drincan on wíne, eal ðæt áttor tófærþ, 122, 18. [The folk . . . shall tofare on every clyve, Anglia iii. 546, 146. O. Sax. te-faran to disperse; to pass away: O. L. Ger. te-faran deficere: O. H. Ger.] v. tó-féran, -gán, - gangan.
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