on-swífan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-swífan
I. to swing, turn Bordrand onswáf wið ðam gryregieste Geáta dryhten Beowulf turned his shield against the approaching fire-drake, Beo. Th. 5112; B. 2559. II. to turn aside, divert Ne mæg mon ǽfre ðý éð ǽnne his cræftes beniman, ðe mon oncerran mæg sunnan onswífan and ðisne swiftne rodor of his rihtryne, Met. 10, 40.
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