wandrian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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wandrian
p. ode To wander, rove, roam Wandriendu ludivaga, Wrt. Voc. ii. 54, 26. I. in a physical sense Se steorra (Saturn ) wandraþ ofer óþrum steorran, Bt. 36, 2; Fox 174, 13: Met. 24, 23. Wandraþ vagatur, Hpt. Gl. 412, 56. Hí maciaþ eall be luste, woriaþ and wandriaþ, and ealne dæg fleardiaþ, L.I.P. 14; Th. ii. 322, 24. Hræfen wandrode, Fins. Th. 69; Fin. 34. Wandrigende pucan uagantes demonas, Germ. 388, 37. II. figurative, a. to leave one's proper work Ðonne gǽð Dine út sceáwian ða elðiódigan wíf, ðonne hwelces monnes mód forlǽt his ǽgne tilunga, and sorgaþ ymb óðerra monna wísan, ðe him náuht tó ne limpð, and færð swá wandriende from his háde and of his endebyrdnesse. Sihhem geniédde ðæt mǽden ðá hé hié gemétte swá wandrian Dina, ut mulieres videat extraneae regionis, egreditur, quando, unaquaeque mens sua studia negligens, actiones alienas curans extra habitum atque extra ordinem proprium vagatur. Quam Sichem opprimit; quia inventam in curis exterioribus diabolus corrumpit. Past. 53; Swt. 415, 19 — 23. b. to proceed without plan, follow an uncertain course Swá ða sélestan men swíþor ðás eorþlícan ðing forseóþ, swá hí læs réccaþ hú sió wyrd wandrige, Bt. 39, 7; Fox 222, 25. Ðiós wandriende wyrd ðe wé wyrd hátaþ, 39, 6 ; Fox 220, 5. [M. H. Ger. wandern.]
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