þráwan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þráwan
p. þreów; pp. þráwen To throw (v. throw, thraw to turn wood, to twist; throwster one that throws or winds silk or thread; throwing-clay clay that will work on the wheel, Halliw. Dict. See, also, E. D. S. Pub. Holderness, Lincolnshire and Huddersfield dialects, throw, thrown: Jamieson's Dict. thraw.), twist Ic samod þráwe contorqueo, Ælfc. Gr. 26, 3; Zup. 155, 16. I. trans. To twist, rack, torture Hé hét hí on hencgene ástreccan and ðráwan swá swá wiððan, Homl. Skt. i. 8, 113. Hé hér hine hón on hengene, and mid hengene ðráwan tó langere hwíle, Homl. Th. ii. 308, 31. II. intrans. To twist, turn round, 1. to take a different direction Se líg sóna ðreów ðwyres wið ðæs windes the flame at once turned round in a contrary direction towards the wind, Homl. Th. ii. 510, 8. 2. to turn round, revolve Þráwende rotante (fusa, Ald. 175, 34), Wrt. Voc. ii. 93, 78. 3. to curl Þráwendum ł cyrpsiendum loccum crinibus crispantibus, Hpt. Gl. 435, 9. [Haremarken þrauwenmid winde, Laym. 27359. But Layamon uses the word intransitively also of movement Of his horse he þreou (cf. anan swa ich lihte of blonken, 793), 807. Þa cheorles up þreowen (þreuwen, 2nd MS.) the churls started up, 12321. Þrawen wyth a þwong, Gaw. 194. The word, however, early gets the meaning of throwing :-- Horn þreu þe ring to grunde... 'Palmere trewe, þe ring þat þu þrewe;' Horn 1160-72. Ded he threow him to grounde, Alis. 2425. In fire saltou thrawe þam in igne dejicies eos, Ps. 139, 11. O. L. Ger. thráan rotare: Du. draaijen to turn, twist: O. H. Ger. drájan; wk. tornare, torquere: Gen. drehen.] v. á-, be-, ge-, ge-ed-, þurh-þráwan; twi-þráwen.
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