for-drífan
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for-drífan
Add:I. to drive away, off, out an object from a position of rest Hé fordráf (eiecit ) of ðǽm temple ðá scípo and ðá exin, Jn. L. R. 2, 15; Mt. L. 21, 12. Mið ðý fordrifenum (-drifnum, R.) allum ł mið ðý alle úte fordráf eiectis omnibus, Mk. L. 5, 40. Hine fordrifon búta ðǽm wíngeard, Mt. L. 21, 39. Fordriofon (-un, R.) hine út eiecerunt eum foras, Jn. L. 9, 34. I a. to drive away illness, &c., cast out a devil :-- Gif ic fordrifo (eicio ) dióules. Mt. L. 12, 27. Feber fordráf febre depulsa, Mk. p. 2, 12. Forcuóm ł fordráf ungeleáffulnise hiora exprobrauit incredulitatem eorum, Mk. L. R. 16, 14. Cynn ðæt mið gebed tó fordrífenne (pellendum ), Mt. p. 18, 2. Unclǽnnise fordrifeno (depulsa ), Rtl; 97, 31. Fordrifenum ús miste depulsa nobis caligine, 38, 7. II. to drive out from a permanent position, to banish, expel Her Æþelstán cyning fordráf Gúðfrið cyning, Chr. 927; P. 107, 1. Gif mon gesíðcundne monnan ádrífe, fordrífe þý botle, næs þǽre setene, Ll. Th. i. 146, 7. te hine ne fordrife búta ðæt lond ne se expelleret extra regionem. Mk. L. R. 5, 10. Sume þá munecas hé hét ofsleán, sume on elþiéde fordrífan, Ors. 6, 34; S. 290, 5. Alle wítgo inngeonga in ríc Godes gié fordrifeno (-drifne, R.) úta (expelli foras ), Lk. L. 13, 28: Mt. p. 15, 14. te of ðǽr somnung néræ fordrifeno ([man] ne fordrife, R.) ut de synagoga non eicerentur, Jn. 12, 42. III. of a moving object, to drive aside from its course Ðá gestód hine heáh weder; wearþ ðá fordrifan on án íglond út on ðǽre Wendelsǽ, Bt. 38, 1; F. 194, 11. IV. to subject to excessive toil or hardship, to overtask Eálá hú earmlice and hú reówlic tíd wæs ðá, ðá ðá wreccæ men lǽgen fordrifene full neáh tó deáðe, and syððan cóm se scearpa hungor and ádyde hí mid ealle, Chr. 1086; P. 218, 1. [v. N. E. D. fordrive.] v. for-drǽfan.
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