for-feran
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for-feran
l. -féran, and add: I. of physical death. 1. natural Se cing (Ethelred) forférde (geendode his dagas, v. l. ) on S. Georgies mæssedæg æfter miclum geswince, Chr. 1016; P. 148, 21. 2. of violent or untimely death, to perish Forférde Hácun eorl on sǽ (comes Hacun in mari periit, Fl. Wig.), Chr. 1030; P. 157, 36. Hé féng stíð weder and him þǽr micel forférde, 1052; P. 176, 16: Hml. S. 11, 202: 28, 118: Hml. A. 46, 549. Ealle þá forférdon þe æt þám rǽde wǽron, Chr. 1076; P. 212, 16: Hml. Th. ii. 384, 4: Hml. S. 4, 379: 17, 122: Forférdon naufragauerant, An. Ox. 4490: 4621. II. of spiritual perdition, to be lost, perish Þæt teóðe engla werod forférde, Hml. Th. i. 344, 15. [v. N. E. D. forfere.]
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