þerscan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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þerscan
p. þærsc, pl. þurscon; pp. þorscen To thrash. I. to strike, beat, flog, scourge Ðú ðe rehtlíce ðersces synfullo qui juste verberas peccatores, Rtl. 43, 9. Ða wéregan neát ðe man drífeþ and þirsceþ, Elen. Kmbl. 716; El. 358. Se ðunor ðæt deófol ðrysceþ mid ðære fýrenan æcxe, and hit drífeþ tó ðære írenan racenteáge ðe his fæder on eardaþ, Salnt. Kmbl. p. 148, 6. Sume hiá ðurscun quosdam caedentes, Mk. Skt. Lind. 12, 5. Hí þurhsun (þurcsun, MS. A.) his nebb percutiebant faciem ejus, Lk. Skt. 22, 64. Ðá hét hé hine mid stengum ðyrscan, Shrn. 55, 10. Ongunnun sume mið fýstum hine slá ł ðarsca (caedere ), Mk. Skt. Rush. 14, 65. Ðærscende hine stánum concidens se lapidibus, Lind. 5, 5. Swoelce lyft ðerscende (verberans ), Rtl. 6, 7. II. to thrash corn Hé corn ðærsc and ðæt windwode, Shrn. 61, 19. Mænige inweorc wýrcean, ðerhsan, wudu cleófan, Anglia ix. 261, 25. Flór on tó þerscenne area, Wrt. Voc. i. 37, 59. III. to pound, batter Ðéh ðú þercce ... swá berecorn ðercce[n]dum si contuderis (stultum in pila) quasi ptisanas feriente, Kent. Gl. 1034-6. Ðerscaþ ðone weall mid rammum, Past. 21; Swt. 161, 6. [Þin þrosshenn corn, Orm. 1530. Goth. þriskan triturare: O. H. Ger. drescan triturare: Icel. þryskva (wk.) to thrash corn.] v. be-, ge-, tó-þerscan.
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