for-ealdian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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for-ealdian
Add:1. of living material, animal or vegetable, to grow weak with age Æpla, græs, and wyrtan foraldiað and forsériað ... Ge furþum manna líchaman forealdiað ... hý árísað on dómes dæge swá þæt néfre syððan þá líchaman ne geendiað ne ne forealdiað, Solil. H. 10, 3-12. Ic eom forealdod inveteravi, Ps. Th. 6, 6. Þá þá Dúnstán iung man wæs, and se swurdbora wæs forealdod man, Hml. S. 32, 6. Ic him sǽde hé forealdod wǽre, and tó þæs eald wǽre hé ne mihte elcor gewearmigan búton æt fýre, Nar. 18, 14. Swá forealdod mon decrepitus senex, 21. Foreald[od] decrepita, An. Ox. 2109. On fótum forealdudes (ueterani ), Scint. 223, 13. Mec þás forealdodan elreordegan bysmergeað illudi me a barbaris senibus existimavi, Nar. 25, 25. Samuhel and Danihel cildgeonge forealdedum mæssepreóstum démdon Samuel et Daniel pueri presbiteros judicaverunt, R. Ben. 114, 8. 2. of dead matter, to get worn out with long use, to decay through being kept too long Warnige hé húsl ná forealdige; gif hit for[h]ealden sí, his man brúcan ne mæge, forbærne hit man, Ll. Th. ii. 252, 7. Hé funde on þám mynstre ... I. forealdodne nihtsang ... and II. forealdode rǽdingbéc swíþe wáke, Cht. Th. 430, 25-31. 3. of abstract things Mín mægn forealdode, Ps. Th. 31, 3. 4. of a period of time, to run out, expire Seó syxte yld þe nú ys hyre geendung ys swýðe ungewis, ac hyre yld sceal forealdian and mid worulde ende beón geendod, Angl. viii. 336, 13. [v. N. E. D. forold.]
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