þrafian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þrafian
p. ode. I. to urge, press Ic ðrafige urgeo, Ælfc. Gr. 26, 3; Zup. 155, 12. Gif ic míne heorde tó swíðe þrafige on gancge and swence hig ealle hig sweltaþ ánes dæges si greges meos plus in ambulando fecero laborare, morientur cuncti una die, R. Ben. 120, 20. Mec mín freá þrafaþ on þýstrum, hætst on enge, Exon. Th. 383, 1; Rä. 4, 4. Se biscop sceal þrafian ða mæssepreóstas mid lufe ge mid láþe, ðæt hié healdan Godes ǽwe on riht, Blickl. Homl. 45, 8. II. to reprove, rebuke, correct. v. þrafung Se Hǽlend on manegum wísum ðrafode and áfandode his gingran, and geedlǽhte ðæt ðæt hé ǽr tǽhte tó fulre láre, Homl. Th. ii. 296, 22. Drihten, ne þreá ðú me ne ne þrafa on ðínum yrre Domine, ne in ira tua arguas me, Ps. Th. 37, 1. Hwílum líðelíce tó ðreátianne, hwílum suíðlíce and stræclíce tó ðrafianne aliquando leniter arguenda, aliquando vehementer increpanda, Past. 21; Swt. 151, 12. [Cf. (?) Goth. þrafstjan to exhort, encourage, comfort.] v. (?) þræft.
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