girwan
This might be just a supplemental entry adding to an entry in the Main Volume.
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
girwan
Take here gierwan, gerwan, gyrwan, gierian, gerian, gyrian in Dict., and add: I. to prepare, make ready for some action, set in order for a purpose Fela þǽra wæs wera and wífa þe þæt wínreced geredon, B. 994. Healf þæt blód hé dyde on geryde (or under IV. Or could possibly geryde be a corruption of (ge)eárede? Cf. eárede fæt cratera, 24, 25) orcas (in crateras), Ex. 24, 6. II. to prepare oneself to do something Hió hié tó deáþe gerede, Ors. 5, 13; S. 246, 30. Hié giredon hié tó wíge, 3, 5; S. 106, 17. Hié hié tó gefeohte geredon, 4, 10; S. 202, 13. Ongan hine fýsan and tó flote gyrwan, An. 1700. III. to dress Hié wuldres weard wǽdum gyrede, Gen. 941. III a. to arm :-- Hé gyrede hine mid gǽstlicum wǽpnum, Gú. 148. Ic hié hét hié hié mid heora wǽpnum gereden, Angl. iv. 144, 139. IV. to ornament Hié gyredon mé golde and seolfre, Kr. 77. V. to prepare food, a meal, &c. Geruað (parant ) ðá ðegnas eóstro, Lk. p. 11, 2. Ðonne ðú feorme gierwe, Past. 323, 22. VI. to prepare, make ready for a purpose by some process Se háta sumor hæleða bearnum giereð and drígeð sǽd and bléda, Met. 29, 59. Ne hí siarocræftum godweb giredon nec norant lucida vellera Serum Tyrio miscere veneno, 8, 25. VII. to make for a purpose Hé girað (parat ) eorðan rén, Ps. Spl. 146, 8. On þám stedewange girwan Godes tempel, El. 1022. VII a. to make fit for a purpose (with complement ) :-- Sǽ cýðde hwá hine gesette . . ., forþon hé hine tredne him ongeán gyrede, þonne God wolde ofer síne ýðe gán, Cri. 1167. VIII. to make the necessary preparations for Þæt ic þé symbledæg sette and gyrwe, Ps. Th. 75, 7. IX. to direct Ðonan hine hlódan hálge and gecorene siððan hine gierdon ðá ðe Gode hérdon ðurh hálgan béc hider on eorðan, Past. 469, 1. v. ge-girwan, on-girwan, un-girwan.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.