birnan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
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birnan
pp. burnen To burn (intrans.) Ic byrne ardeo, ðú byrnst ardes, ic onginne byrnan ardesco, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 212, 6. 1. of fire, light, &c. Bir[n]ð ardescit (ignis ), Kent. Gl. 573. Hé þá leóhtfatu onǽlde and hý burnon, Gr. D. 43, 19. Ðætte se spearca bierne (birne, v. l. ) heálice líge, Past. 87, 6. Þæccille bearnende (biornende, R.) lucerna ardens, Jn. L. 5, 35. Fýres biornendes, Rtl. 101, 37. Mon geseah swelce se heofen burne coelum ardere visum est, Ors. 4, 7; S. 184, 22. Swelce se hefon birnende wǽre, 2, 6; S. 86, 23: Chr. 1098; P. 234, 28. 2. of that which is heated (metal, furnace, &c.) Birnendan bærnísene torrido cauterio, An. Ox. 7, 112. Of ðám byrnendum de torrente, Wrt. Voc. ii. 82, 46. Byrnendum ofne, Ælfc. T. Grn. 8, 26. 3. of that which is consumed by fire On ðison geáre barn cyrce, Chr. 1066; P. 196, 2. For þæs fýres bryne eall se feld born, Nar. 23, 27, Ðet ne byrnan ut non ardeant (vestimenta ), Kent. Gl. 164. Hé fleáh ðá biernendan (birnendan, 35) ceastre, Past. 397, 33. 4. to suffer heat, a. of fire Hé (Dives ) wæs eall biernende, Past. 309, 10. b. of inflammation His (Herod ) líchama barn wiðútan mid langsumere hǽtan, Hml. Th. i. 86, 4. Hé barn (from the action of thorns and nettles ) útan, Gr. D. 101, 24. Swá benne ne burnon, Lch. ii. 350, 29. 5. to have ardent, vehement feeling Hé unálýfedlíce barn iunan, Gr. D. 101, 26. Hé barn (born, beorn, v. ll. ) on geleáfan, Bd. 4, 27; Sch. 511, 10. Hié burnon þǽre Godes lufan, Bl. H. 133, 23. (5 a) of action or passion, to be ardent, vehement :-- Hátode, barn incanduisset, feruebat (ardor crudelitatis ), An. Ox. 4731. Byrnendes gálscipes flagrantis furie, Wrt. Voc. ii. 149, 36. wæs gnornung þám þe on breóstum wæg byrnende lufan, Chr. 975; P. 120, 16. v. beornan, byrnan in Dict.
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