for-ceorfan
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for-ceorfan
Add:1. to cut up, cut asunder Hé gelæhte his sex and forcearf his basing ... þá hlógon his geféran þæs forcorfenan basinges, Hml. S. 31, 69-72. Heó wæs forcorfen on middan on twá styccu per medium secabatur, Gr. D. 340, 20. 2. to cut off, out, away Hió forcearf sapientia excidit (columnas septem), Kent. Gl. 284. Hí his eáran forcurfon. Hml. S. 21, 268. Heó bæd hí hyre fæx forcurfon, 2, 50. Hé hét forceorfan his tungan ... and his handa forceorfan, 25, 115. Heora ǽlces sweordfǽtelsas hé hét forceorfan, 23, 178. Croppas forceorfende racemos succidens .i. praecidens, An. Ox. 2642. Hé ðone læppan forcorfenne hæfde, Past. 199, 17. Swá swá ðæt treów ðe ðá wyrtruman beóð færcorfene (for-, v. l.) forseárað, swá hié magon ondrǽdan ðæt him weorðen ðá wyrttruman færcorfene (for-, v. l. ), 339, 19. 3. to cut down Forcorfen succisa (arbor), An. Ox. 1578. 4. to deprive by cutting of (dat. ) Sume wǽron handum and fótum forcorfene some had their hands and feet cut off, Hml. Th. i. 542, 32. [v. N. E. D. forcarve.]
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