ge-wrecan
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In l. 9 before 84 insert. Ps. Th., and add: I. to carry out, execute. v. wrecan; I. d Þonne byð þæt hé on his feóndum his willan gewryhð (þú ofercymst ealle þíne fynd, v. l. ), Lch. iii. 176, 10. Þá hié besǽtan þá burg Mæsiane, and áðas geswóran hié nǽfre noldon æt hám cuman ǽr hié þæt gewrecen hæfden cum se sacramentis obstrinxissent, domum, nisi Messena expugnata, nunquam esse redituros, Ors. 1, 14; S. 56, 20. II. to wreak, give effect to anger, &c. Hé dreáme benam his feónd . . . and his torn gewræc on gesacum, Gen. 58. III. to punish, with acc. (or clause) of fault and 1. person governed by on God ofermétto gewræc on þǽm folce, Ors. 6, 2; S. 256, 5: B. 107. Tó þon þæt hé an him gewrǽce þæt hié þá slógon hoc facinus puniendum consuli jussum est, 4, 1; S. 160, 12. Þá ðe him hiora yfel ryhtlíce on gewrecen wǽre justa ultione puniti, Bt. 38, 4; F. 204, 19. 2. with dat. of person Hé þæt unfægere wera cneórissum gewrecan þóhte, Gen. 1274. Þéh hit eallum þǽm folcum swá swíþe gewrecen ne wurde, Ors. 6, 2; S. 256, 7. IV. where hurt is done in retribution of injury. 1. absolute, to take vengeance Hé gewræc syððan cealdum cearsíðum, B. 2395. 2. to take vengeance for, avenge a person Wíf hyre bearn gewræc, B. 2121. Hé hyne sylfne gewræc, 2875. Hé þóhte hé his fæder and his fæderan gewrǽce, Ors. 4, 10; S. 196, 15. Þæt hié heora hláford gewrǽcen, 3, 9; S. 134, 30. Hú hé his hláford gewrecan mehte, 6, 36; S. 292, 24: By. 208. 3. to avenge a wrong Beón geornran wé Godes bebodu healdan þonne wé úrne teónan gewrecan, Bl. H. 33, 24. Gewrǽce, Ors. 3, 7; S. 112, 36. Gewrǽcen, 1, 11; S. 50, 12. Hé sécð and smeáð hú hí hit gewrecan mæge argumenta ultionis inquirunt, Past. 225, 21: Bl. H. 33, 27: Chr. 921; P. 102, 20. Seó fǽhð gewearð gewrecen wráðlíce, B. 3062. (3 a) to avenge a wrong on some one :-- Hié ondrédon . . . þæt hié on him gewrǽcen þá teónan timentes ne exsules ultionem meditarentur, Ors. 3, 11; S. 144, 17. Hié treówa sealdon þæt hié his torn mid him gewrǽcon on feóndum, Gen. 2038. ¶ of the action of the Deity :-- Þú heora ætþancan ealle gewrǽce vindicans in omnia studio eorum, Ps. Th. 98, 9. Gewrec nú, Dryhten, . . . þæt mé ys þus torne on móde, Jud. 92. Se synfulla bysmrað Drihten . . . hé ne geðencð þæt God hit mæg gewrecan, Ps. Th. 9, 23. [Goth. ga-wrikan: O. H. Ger. ge-rehhan vindicare, ulcisci.]
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