hwearfian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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hwearfian
Add:I. to turn on a hinge, pivot, axle, &c. (lit. or fig.) Seó hior ðe ealle gód on hwearfaþ, Bt. 34, 7; F. 142, 35. Eall ðiós hwearfiende gesceaft hwearfaþ on ðám stillan Gode, 39, 6; F. 220, 24. Sió sául sceolde hwearfian on hire selfre, swá swá eall þes rodor hwerfþ, oððe swá swá hweól onhwerfþ, 33, 4; F. 132, 11. II. to revolve round a centre, move round in an orbit. 1. of a material body Ðá tunglu lengestne ymbhwyrft habbaþ þe ymb þá eaxe middewearde hwearfaþ swá nú Boeties déþ, Bt. 32, 3; F. 214, 24. Eall tungla hwerfiað on þám ylcan wísan, Solil. H. 9, 23. 2. of the revolution of the seasons Ðú recst þæt geár þurh þæt gewrixle þárafeówer týda . . . þára wrixlað ǽlc wyð óððer and hwerfiað swá þæt heora ǽgðer byð eft emne þat þæt hyt ǽr wæs, Solil. H. 9, 20. 3. of processes that may be said to move in a circle Hwerfiað on þám ylcan wísan sé and eá (cf. of ðáre sǽ cymþ water innen þá eorþan . . . wyrþ tó eá . . . wyrþ eft tó sǽ, Bt. 34, 6; F. 140, 17-20), Solil. H. 9, 23. 4. of change, where similar objects succeed one another On ðám ylcan wísan hweorfiað ealle gescsáafta, Solil. H. 9, 24. III. to change: — Hú meahtes þú bión on midre þisse hwearfunga þú eác mid ne hwearfode?, Bt. 7, 3; S. 18, 28. IV. to wander about, be tossed about on sea Hwerfigo versor (in delictorum fluctibus versor, Ald. 81, 15), Wrt. Voc. ii. 88, 47. Swá oft swá hé wæs hwearfiende mid þám ilcan scipe quoties cum eodem fuisset carabo versatis, Gr. D. 347, 20. Geond þis wéste hreafigende (hwearfigende ?), Hml. S. 23 b, 544. [ Gief hie wunienge hwarefeð, hie turneð fram iuele to werse, O. E. Hml. ii. 173, 20. Winess drinnch þe wharrfeþþ all þin herrte, Orm. 14121. Crist hise name shollde wharrfenn, 13289. Win þatt wass off water wharrfedd, 15323. All þiss middellárdess þing turrneþþ her and wharrfeþþ . . . swa summ þe wheol, 3641. v. un-hwearnende.
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