sceorfan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceorfan
p. scearf, pl. scurfon; pp. scorfen To gnaw, bite, scarify: — Se (hiccup) cymþ of yfelum wǽtan slítendum and sceorfendum ðone magan. Gif se seóca man áspíwþ ðone yfelan bítendan wǽtan on weg, ðonne forstent se geohsa. Spíwe ðá deah ðám monnum ðe gihsa hié innan scyrfþ, Lchdm. ii. 60, 18-25: 176, 20. Gif hé geféle ðæt se geohsa hine innan sceorfe on ðone magan, 62, 10. Gærstapan frǽton ealle ða gærscíðas ðe bufan ðære eorþan wǽron ge furðon ða wyrttruman sceorfende wǽron locustarum nubes, exhaustis omnibus, ipsas quoque radices seminum persequentes, Ors. 1, 7; Swt. 38, 12. v. for-sceorfau; scearfian ; ge-sceorf.
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