be-gríwan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
be-gríwan
(only in) pp. be-griwen To steep in, 1. of profound knowledge Hé wæs on ðǽre ealdan ǽ getogen, and mid micelre gecnyrdnysse on ðǽre begriwen wæs (was deeply versed in it), Hml. Th. i. 384, 27. 2. of guilt, sunk in On ánum dæge hé oft geworhte unrím scylda, and nǽnige gebétan ne wolde, and in oferfyllo hé wæs begriwen on unrihttídum, Vercell. MS. fol. 21 b. Sé is hýra and ná hyrde ðe bið begriwen (so in MS. printed -gripen) on woruldþingum, Hml, Th. i. 240, 16. For ðám mannum þe beóð begriwene on middan-eardlicum lustum, ii. 368, 2. Heortan begriwene (printed -gripene) on eorðlicum gewilnungum, i. 520, 22. [Prof. Skeat suggests comparison with χρίειν.]
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