for-tendan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-tendan
p. -tende [ = -tendede], pl. -tendon; pp. -tended [for-, tendan to burn] To burn off or away, sear; inūrĕre Ðǽm mǽdencildum [MS. -cildan], ða wíf fortendon ðæt swýðre breóst fóran, ðæt hit weaxan ne sceolde, ðæt hí hæfden ðý strengran scyte; forðon hí mon hét on Creácisc Amázanas, ðæt is on Englisc fortende from the female children, the women burnt off the right breast so far that it should not grow, that they might have stronger shot; therefore, they are called in Greek Amazons, that is in English seared, Ors. 1, 10; Bos. 33, 10-13. The Latin of Ors. is, — fēmĭnas stŭdiōse nutriunt, inustis infantium dexteriōrĭbus mamillis, ne sagittārum jactus impĕdīrentur, unde Amāzŏnes dictæ, Ors. Hav. Lib. I. Cap. xv, p. 65, 3-4. [Amazons = Ἀμάζονες, όνων, pl. f. without, μαζός a breast, or ἀ, ἀμ intensive, and ἄζω to dry, parch, or sear.]
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