wrǽstan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wrǽstan
p. te. I. to wrest, twist RUNE hine on ða tungan sticaþ, wrǽsteþ him ðæt wóddor, and him ða wongan briceþ. Salm. Kmbl. 191 ; Sal. 95. II. to move the strings of the harp in playing, Cf. wreste of an harpe plectrum. Prompt. Parv. 533 :-- Sum sceal mid hearpan set his hláfordes fotum sittan, and á snellíce snere wrǽstan, lǽtan scralletan, Exon. Th. 332, 9 ; Vy. 82. [Iulius þat sweord wraste (wreste, 2nd MS. ), Laym. 7532. Wresten to struggle, wrestle, A. R. 374, 7. Wrestoñ plecto, wrestyñ and wrythyñ aȝen replecto, Prompt. Parv. 533 : Icel. reista to twist.] v. á-, ge-wrǽstan.
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