sprengan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sprengan
p. de To cause to spring. I. to scatter Ðú gaderast ðǽr ðú ne sprengdest (sparsisti ), Mt. Kmbl. 25, 24. His eágan wǽron spearcan sprengende, Homl. Th. i. 466, 26. II. to sprinkle, a. an object with something Ðú spren[g]st Aaron and his reáf, Ex. 29, 21. Hé nam ðæt blód and sprengde ðæt folc, 28, 8. b. something on to an object Sprænge se mæssepreóst háligwæter ofer hig ealle, L. Ath. iv. 7; Th. i. 226, 23. Genim ðás ylcan wyrte gesodene, sprengc intó ðam húse, Lchdm. i. 264, 15. Nime se sacerd his blód arid dyppe his finger ðǽron and sprenge on dæt ryft, Lev. 4, 17, 6. c. government uncertain Ðá ðá hé sprencde dum rorat, Germ. 402, 43. III. to burst, crack (cf. to spring a leak, sprung, applied to a bat) Hé sceáf mid ðam scylde, ðæt se sceaft tóbærst, and ðæt spere sprengde (shivered the spear-head ), ðæt hit sprang ongeán, Byrht. Th. 135, 52; By. 137. IV. as a medical term, to apply a clyster, v. spring, IV. 3. Ðæt mon on morgen on sprenge, Lchdm. ii. 48, 24. [Sprengeð on mid hali water, A. R. 16, 9. O. H. Ger. sprengen quassare, rorare: Ger. sprengen to burst, scatter, sprinkle: Icel. sprengja to burst: Dan. sprænge: Swed. spränga.] v. á-, be-, ge-, geond-sprengan.
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