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þerscan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
þerscan, p. þærsc, pl. þurscon; pp. þorscen
Wright's OE grammar
§85; §280; §312; §502;
To thrash.
to strike, beat, flog, scourge
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  • Ðú ðe rehtlíce ðersces synfullo

    qui juste verberas peccatores,

      Rtl. 43, 9.
  • Ða wéregan neát ðe man drífeþ and þirsceþ,

      Elen. Kmbl. 716; El. 358.
  • Se ðunor ðæt deófol ðrysceþ mid ðære fýrenan æcxe, and hit drífeþ tó ðære írenan racenteáge ðe his fæder on eardaþ,

      Salnt. Kmbl. p. 148, 6.
  • Sume hiá ðurscun

    quosdam caedentes,

      Mk. Skt. Lind. 12, 5.
  • Hí þurhsun (þurcsun, MS. A.) his nebb

    percutiebant faciem ejus,

      Lk. Skt. 22, 64.
  • Ðá hét hé hine mid stengum ðyrscan,

      Shrn. 55, 10.
  • Ongunnun sume mið fýstum hine slá ł ðarsca (

    caedere

    ),
      Mk. Skt. Rush. 14, 65.
  • Ðærscende hine stánum

    concidens se lapidibus,

      Lind. 5, 5.
  • Swoelce lyft ðerscende (

    verberans

    ),
      Rtl. 6, 7.
to thrash corn
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  • Hé corn ðærsc and ðæt windwode,

      Shrn. 61, 19.
  • Mænige inweorc wýrcean, ðerhsan, wudu cleófan, Anglia ix. 261, 25.
  • Flór on tó þerscenne

    area,

      Wrt. Voc. i. 37, 59.
to pound, batter
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  • Ðéh ðú þercce ... swá berecorn ðercce[n]dum

    si contuderis (stultum in pila) quasi ptisanas feriente,

      Kent. Gl. 1034-6.
  • Ðerscaþ ðone weall mid rammum,

      Past. 21; Swt. 161, 6.
Etymology
[Þin þrosshenn corn, Orm. 1530. Goth. þriskan triturare: O. H. Ger. drescan triturare: Icel. þryskva (wk.) to thrash corn.]
Similar entries
v. be-, ge-, tó-þerscan.
Linked entries
v.  þærscan ðrysceð þrexan.
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