be-þurfan
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be-þurfan
Add:I. personal. 1. implying privation Beþur-fendra egentium, Scinr. 108, 15. 2. to need what will supply insufficiency, defect, what is beneficial Nánes þinges máran hé ne beþearf tfonne hé hæfþ, Bt. 31, 1; F. 122, 7. Sé þe micel inerfe ágan wile, hé beþearf micles fultumes, se ealda cwide is swíþe sóþ, te þá micles beþurfon þe micel ágan willaþ, 14, 2 ; F. 44, 10-13. Geleánað hé hit ús, þǽr wé betst beðurfon when it best serves our needs, Wlfst. 41, 2 : 56, 23: 111, 14. þá þe dǽdbóte ne beðurfon (sé ðe (ðá ðe, L. ) nebiðorfeð tó hreównise, R.) qui non indigent poenitentia, Lk. 15, 7. Gif hé ǽniges fultumes beþorfte, ðonne næfde hé nó self genóg, Bt. 35, 3; F. 158, 17. Getímode his wífe wyrs ðonne hé beþorfte his wife's condition was too bad to allow of his happiness, Hml. Th. ii. 142, 3. Hí nabbað þá láre þe hi beþorftan, Ll. Th. ii. 328, 37. Gif þú ǽgera beþurfe, Techn. ii. 124, 1. Gif þú taperas ( = es?) beþurfe, 120, 16. Gif he máran gærses beðyrfe, Ll. Th. i. 434, 17. Lege to ðám sáre þe man beþurfe apply it to the wound for which it is needed. Lch. [322, 4. Ðeáh ðú heora nánes ne beþorfte, Bt. 33, 4; F. 128, 14. 3. to need, be obliged, have cause or reason to do something Þonne beþurfon hí hí óleccan þǽm, Bt. 26, 2; F. 92, 28. Hý mishýrdan Gode swýþor þonne hý beþorftan (ought), Wlfst. 13, 14. Ne wé ælmessan dǽlað swá swá wé beðorftan, 92, 10. II. impersonal Ðonne þé salteres beþurfe, Techn. ii. 121, 7. Gyf þé disces beþurfe, 122, 25: 128, 1. [O. Sax. O. L. Ger. bi-thurban : O. H. Ger. pi-durban.]
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