wrencan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wrencan
p. te. I. to tarn, twist (intrans. ) Is ðæs horderes tácen, ðæt mon wrænce mid his hande, swilce hé wille loc unlúcan, Techm. ii. 118, 12. II. to practise wiles, use tricks, v. wrenc Biþ óþer swice, . . . wrenceþ hé and blenceþ, worn geþenceþ hinderhóca, Exon. Th. 315, 18 ; Mod. 33. [Þu ne mihtes nohwider wienche fra þa duntes, O. E. Homl. i. 281, 30. lch chulle wrenchen hire þideweard ase heo mest dredeð, A. R. 222, 16. Þu ne maht wenden me ne wrenchen ut of þe weie, Marh. 4, 27. Some gase wrynchand to and fra, Pr. C. 1538. Germ. renken.] v. be-wrencan.
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