tó-berstan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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tó-berstan
p. -bærst, pl. -burston; pp. -borsten. I. to burst asunder, to break (intrans) in two, or in pieces, be rent asunder Ic tó-berste crepo, Ælfc. Gr. 24; Zup. 138, 5. Se heofon tóbyrst from ðæm eastdǽle óþ ðone westdǽl, Blickl. Homl. 93, 22. Tóbirsteþ, Exon. Th. 420, 7 ; Rä 39. 7. Se sceaft tóbærst the shaft was shivered. Byrht. Th. 135, 51 ; By. 136. Seó byrne tóbærst the corslet was rent, 135, 66; By. 144. Sum man feóll on íse ðæt his earm tóbærst his arm was broken, Homl. Skt. ii. 26, 34. Seó eorþe tóbærst and ðonan up wæs biernende fýr wið ðæs befones hiatu terrae flamma prorupit. Ors. 5, 10; Swt. 234, 7. Hé eode tó ðære bnrge wealle, and fleáh út ofer, ðæt hé eall tóbærst, 5, 12 ; Swt. 244, 3, Hé gefeól on ðone stocc and tóbærst on feówer dǽlas, Blickl. Homl. 189, 13. Án hridder tóbærst on emtwá, Homl. Th. ii. 154, 16. Stánas tóburston petrae scissae sunt, Mt. Kmbl. 27, 51. Ða scittélsas tóburston, Homl. Skt. i. 3, 348. Tóborstenum bendum ruptis vinculis, Lk. Skt. 8, 29. I a. to break out in sores, v. tó-borstenness :-- Wið springas and wið tóborsten líc for carbuncles and for a body with breakings out. Lchdm. i. 272, 18. His líchama barn wiðútan mid langsumere hǽtan, and he eal innan samod forswǽled wæs and tóborsten, Homl. Th. i. 86, 5. II. to break out Tóberstaþ erumpunt. Wrt. Voc. ii. 144, 8. [His brest tobrosten, Chauc. Kn. T. 1833. O. Sax. te-brestan : O. H. Ger. zar-brestan crepare. discrepare : Ger. zer-bersten
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