sirwan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sirwan
sirwian, sirewan ; p. sirwde, sirwede, sirede, sirewede, sirwode. I. in a good sense, to plan, devise, use art in doing something Hé (the Creator ) serede and sette eorþan dǽlas, Cd. Th. 265, 29 ; Sat. 15. II. in a bad sense, 1. trans. To plan, contrive, devise, plot, attempt with craft Hí ne sǽtincge ne gestrodu wið Angelþeóde syrwaþ nil contra gentem Anglorum insidiarum moliuntur aut fraudium, Bd. 5, 23 ; S. 646, 37. Syrwiaþ concinnant (iniquitatem), Blickl. Gl. Ðám ðe mé syrwedan yfel qui quaerunt mala mihi, Ps. Th. 70, 12. Hí fácen geswipere syredan astute cogitaverunt consilium, 82, 3 : Andr. Kmbl. 1220 ; An. 610. Beó serewede moliretur, machinaretur, Hpt. Gl. 487, 23. 2. with a clause Hé angan sierwan hú hé hiene beswícan mehte. Ors. 1, 12 ; Swt. 52, 3. 3. without a case a. in the following glosses Syrwaþ moliuntur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 54, 30. Serwede machinaretur, Hpt. Gl. 509, 73. Serwedon machinabantur, 520, 4. Serewedan, 506, 5. Seredon concinnabant, Wrt. Voc. ii. 20, 26. Seruuende convenientes, 105, 26. Syrwende, 15, 28. b. to lie in wait, plot Hé syrwþ (Ps. Lamb. syrwaþ) swá swá leó insidiatur quasi leo, Ps. Spl. second 9, 10. Se ðe nánþing ne syrwde qui non est insidiatus, Ex. 21, 13. Syrede, Beo. Th. 324 ; B. 161. Se syrwienda deóful. Wulfst. 107, 22. c. with prep, to lie in wait for, plot against Ðú syrwst ongeán hyre hó, Gen. 3, 15. Deófol syrwþ ymbe Godes gelaðunge, Homl. Th. i. 240, 1. Mé manige ymb mægene syrewaþ, Ps. Th. 54, 18. Ða syrwde Herodias ymbe hine Herodias insidiabatur illi, Mk. Skt. 6, 19 : Homl. Th. i. 82, 20. Ða ðe ymbe ðæs cildes feorh syrwdon those who sought the child's life, 88, 18 : ii. 112, 33. Ða ðe emb his feorh syredon quos in necem suam conspirasse didicerat, Bd. 2, 9 ; S. 512, 4. Mé seredon ymb secgas monige, hú heó mé deáþes cwealm hrefnan mihten, Cd. Th. 296, 6 ; Sat. 498. Gif hwá ymb cyninges feorh sierwie (syrwie, MSS. B. H.), L. Alf. pol. 4 ; Th. i. 62, 15. Seó næddre wolde syrwan ongeán hire hó, Boutr. Scrd. 20, 12. v. be-, ge-sirwan (-serian, -syrewian, -syrian, -syrwan).
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