ge-swerian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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ge-swerian
Add:I. absolute, to use an oath in confirmation of a statement, promise, &c. Forebeádas nǽfræ gesueriga prohibens omnino jurare, Mt. p. 14, 17. On an gesworene conspirati, Wrt. Voc. ii. 20, 22. I a. to swear by :-- Suá huelc gesuerias ðerh ðone tempel, Mt. L. 23, 16. II. with cognate object, to swear an oath Hwæt mǽnde se á ð swá gesworen?, Hml. Th. ii. 234, 31. Ðá þet gafol gelést wæs and þá friðáðas gesworene, Chr. 1012; P. 143, 5. Fore áðum giswornum (gesuoerenum, L. ) propter iusiurandum, Mk. R. 6, 26. III. with clause containing statement of that which isconfirmed by oath, to swear that . . . Hé ongann gesuoeria þte ic nát, Mk. 14, 71. Hié gesworen hæfdon ðæt hié óþer forleósan woldon, Ors. 2, 3; S. 68, 27. III. a. to swear by . . . that. . . Hé him geswór on his goda noman þæt hé ǽgþer wolde . . . , Ors. 4, 6; S. 178, 9. IV. combining II. and III. to swear an oath that . . . Áð þte giswór ł þte gisworen bið tó Abrahame þte búta ondo . . . hére we him, Lk. R. L. 1, 73. Hié áðas geswóran hié nǽfre noldon æt hám cuman . . . , Ors. l, 14; S. 56, 19. Hié him betweónum áþas geswóran . . . , 2, 4; S. 70, 15. V. to confirm by oath, swear to an agreement Ðáas forewarde geswóran .xii. þá betste of þes cynges healfe and .xii. of þes eorles, Chr. 1091; P. 226, 17. þǽ ǽr seó forewearde ǽr wæs gewroht and eác gesworen, 1094; P. 228, 37. VI. to swear a person, swear in, administer an oath to a person who is promising to discharge an obligation Hé wæs of his earde ádrifen, and ðéh wæs tócinge gesworen he had been sworn in as king, Chr. 1041 ; P. 162, 10. [O. Sax. gi-swerian to swear an oath: O. H. Ger. ge-swerien, -swerren jurare, conjurare.]
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