beorgan
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beorgan
Add:I. to protect, 1. to prevent the happening of evil (acc.) to an object (dat. ) Ic mé his hete berh, Bd. 2, 12; Sch. 155, 5. (I a) with dat. of object alone, to protect, save, guard :-- Hé bewand his heáfod mid ánum cláðe, and bearh him sylfum swíðe georne, Hml. S. 23, 526. Beorh ðé sylfum, Hml. Th. i. 418, 34. 2. to protect an object (dat. ) against (wið) evil Wið hete bearh ic mé, Bd. 2, 12; Sch. 155, 5. Þæt hí beorgan heom silfum wið Godes yrre, Wlfst. 190, 10. Beorgian Ll. Th. i. 364, 12. Wið helle bryne beorhgan his sáwle, 30. Hí fleón woldon and heom beorgan wið þone here, Hml. S. 25, 658. II. BEORGIHT—BE-PǼCEND" title="Page d0080 - 80 BEORGIHT—BE-PǼCEND">to abstain from injury to an object (dat.), to spare Þæt mód ongiet ðæt him mon birgð mentes parci sibi sentiunt, Past. 297, 17. Wé beorgað ðínre ylde, Hml. Th. i. 418, 31. III. to prevent the doing of ill (acc. or clause) by a person (dat. ) Hé him slǽp beorge let him take care not to sleep, Lch. ii. 270, II. Bútan wé ús beorgan wé him ne ábelgan, Ll. Th. ii. 332, 7. IIIa. without dat. of person, 1. with acc. or clause, to guard against, avoid Beorge hé hé áwóh ne befó, Ll. Th. i. 290, 7. Beorge man georne man þá sáwla ne forfare, 304, 16. 2. with prep. Wið ǽlc wóh gestreón beorge man georne, Wlfst. 70, 2. 3. absolute, to abstain from wrongdoing Nis on ǽnigne tíman unriht álýfed, and þeáh man sceal on freólsstówan georn-lícost beorgan, 398, 19. Gelíce þám dwǽsan þe for heora prýtan léwe nellað beorgan, ǽr hý ná ne magan, Wlfst. 165, 10.
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