be-strícan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
be-strícan
p. -strác To make a stroke round Wið óman. Genim ane gréne gyrde, and lǽt sittan þone man onmiddan húses flóre, and bestríc hine ymbútan (draw a circle round about him with the rod ), and cweð. . . , Lch. iii. 70, 13. [Later the word (like O. H. Ger. pi-stríhhon il-, ob-linere) means to besmear. v. N.E.D. be-strike.]
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