to honour with a funeral feast :-- Se gyldscipe hyrfe be healfre feorme þone forðféredan the guild shall pay half the expense of the feast held in honour of the departed member, Cht. Th. 611, 5. [Icel. erfa.]
;p. de To inherit :-- Yrfan hí swá hí wyrðe witan let the land devolve upon such as they know to be worthy or entitled [v. wyrðe], Chart. Th. 578, 9. v. [?] Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. i. xxxiii-v on the leases of church lands for lives, in which such phrases as the following occur :-- His dæg forgeaf, and æfter his dæg twám yrfeweardum. Such lives were sometimes named in the instrument setting forth the grant. [O. Frs. ervia to inherit : O. L. Ger. gi-ervan hereditare : Icel. erfa to honour with a funeral feast; mod.