mearcian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mearcian
p. ode (mearc a mark). I. to make a mark on anything Hé byreþ blódig wæl ... mearcaþ (marks with blood ) mórhopu, Beo. Th. 904; B. 450. Mearciaþ on marmstáne hwonne se dæg and seó tíd geeáwe in marmore signant titulo remque diemque, Exon. 60 b; Th. 221, 11; Ph. 333. Mearcode sulcaret ł scriberet ł labararet, Hpt. Gl. 465, 6. Hé mearcode ða stówe, Homl. ii. 160, 35, Mearca ðé sylfne mid tácne ðære hálgan róde, i. 534, 22. Mearcie (brand ) man hine (þeówman) æt ðam forman cyrre, L. C. S. 32; Th. i. 396, 9. Mercande signantes, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 27, 66. II. to mark out, design Ǽlc cræftega þencþ and mearcaþ his weorc on his móde ǽr hé it wyrce every artificer considers and marks out his work in his mind before he does it, Bt. 39, 6; Fox 220, 4. Him tó gingran metot mearcode the Lord marked them out for his servants, Cd. 23; Th. 29, 33; Gen. 459. [O. Sax. markón to mark out: O. Frs. merkia: Icel. marka to mark; mark out, design; merkja to mark: O. H. Ger. marchón significare, notare; markjan, markén notare, designare.] v. ge-, tó-mearcian; foremearcod.
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