byrþen
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byrþen
AddByrþen sarcina, Wülck. Gl. 257, 5. I. literal, 1. material carried, a load Án bryþen mealtes, Shrn. 159, 7. Áne byrðene wudes, Cht. Th. 606, 15. Him læg onuppan fela byrðena eorðan, Hml. S. 12, 57. Heáwað incre byrðene gyrda, Hml. Th. i. 62, 34. Hé gesénode .ii. birþena gyrda, Shrn. 32, 20. (l a) in contrast with carriage by an animal or in a vehicle :-- Ǽlce láde, ǽgðer ge on wǽne, ge on horse, ge on byrdene, Ll. Th. ii. 298, 23. 2. an oppressive weight Seó hefige byrþen siteþ on þǽm deádan líchoman þǽre byrgenne, Bl. H. 75, 7. II. figurative, 1. in a favourable sense Þurh þá gife ðæs Hálgan Gástes byrþenne, Bl. H. 135, 7. 2. of what is difficult or troublesome Seó unáræfnedlice byrþen synna, Bl. H. 75, 9. Hefig byrdæn, Dóm. L. 28, 20. Be ðǽre byrðenne (pondere) ðæs reccendómes, Past. 33, 4. Hé bierð ðá byrðenne (pondus) hira scylda, 153, 7. Þá myclan byrþenne þǽre mycclan langunga, Bl. H. 135, 7. Gebígð ðæt folc hira hrycg tó hefegum byrðenum manegum ad portanda peccatorum onera, Past. 29, 17. Hié underlútað mid hira sculdrum óðerra byrðenna humerum opprimendus ponderibus submittit alienis, 53, 1. (2 a) a charge :-- Sé ðe bryðene underféhð, and gecwéme ne déð, Cht. Th. 606, 18. [O. H. Ger. burdin.] v. ge-byrþen.
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