fore-þingian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fore-þingian
for-þingian; p. ode; pp. od [fore = for, þingian to plead] To plead for anyone, intercede, defend; intercēdĕre, defendĕre Ic secge ðæt sió forespræc ne dýge, náuðer ne ðam scyldigan, ne ðam ðe him foreþingaþ I say that the defence does no good, neither to the guilty, nor to him who pleads for him, Bt. 38, 7; Fox 210, 7. Foreþinga for synnum mínum intercēde pro peccātis meis, Wanl. Catal. 293, 28, col. 2: 294, 25, col. 1. Ne cweðe ic ná ðæt ðæt yfel síe ðæt mon helpe ðæs unscyldigan, and him foreþingie I do not say that it is wrong that a man should help the innocent, and defend him. Bt. 38, 7; Fox 210, 4: L. Alf. pol. 21; Th. i. 76, 3: 24; Th. i. 78, 10.
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