hirwan
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hirwan
Take here hyrwan, herewian, herian, in Dict., and add: I. to feel (and express) contempt for, to despise, scorn Ealle hié hié swá wundige hyrwað omnes ut ulcerosum contemnunt, Verc. Först. 139, 10. Hý nú hyrwað háligra mód, þá þe him tó heofonum hyge staðeliað, Gú. 36. Sume weorþað egeslíce godcundnessa hyrwende, Wlfst. 82, 1. II. to speak evilly of. 1. of mockery, derision, scorn Man mid hócere góde dǽda hyrweð, Wlfst. 164, 18. Alle ðá geségun mé herwdun (aspernabantur) mé, spreocende wérun mid weolerum, Ps. Srt. 21, 8. ¶ in contrast with herian :-- Man eal hyrweð þæt man sceolde herian, Wlfst. 165, 3. Man oft herede þæt man scolde hyrwan, and tó forð hyrwde þæt man scolde herigean, 168, 12: Ll. Th. i. 334, 1. 2. of calumny, backbiting Ne ǽnig man óþerne bæftan ne tǽle ne hyrwe tó swýðe, Wlfst. 70, 15. 3. to blaspheme, blame Ná þás gereccende þíne [Dryhten in mé] ic hyrwe gesceafte non haec narrans tuam Domine in me blasphemo creaturam, Angl. xi. 118, 58. Golias Godes naman hyrwde, Hml. S. 18, 19. III. to show contempt of by action Ðá brǽc Leófsunu, þurh ðæt wíf ðe hé nam, ðæne cwide, and herewade ðæs arcebiscopes gewitnesse, C. D. vi. 127, 28. v. un-hirwan; hirwend.
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