weardian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
weardian
p. ode. I. to guard, keep, defend Æðele getrym eorðan weardaþ erit firmamentum in terra, Ps. Th. 71, 16. Heofon weardiaþ ufan wætra drýðe tegis in aquis superiora coeli, 103, 3. Hý (Seraphim) mid hyra fiþrum Freán ælmihtiges onsýne wearð (weardiað? v. Isaiah 6, 2), Exon. Th. 25, 5; Cri. 396. [Se heáhengel geong weardode (l. geondweardode presented))] I a. with gen. (cf. O. Sax. wardón with gen. to have charge of something) :-- Ða Englisce men ðe wærdedon ðære sǽ the Englishmen that had charge of the sea, Chr. 1087; Erl. 225, 26. II. to act as guardian to, to rule Him on láste Seth weardode, éþelstól heóld, Cd. Th. 68, 36; Gen. 1128. Nabochodonossor weardode wíde ríce, heóld hæleða gestreón, 257, 29; Dan. 665. Ríce geréfa rondburgum weóld, eard weardade, Exon. Th. 243, 33; Jul. 20. III. to keep, have charge of Búton hit under ðæs wífes cǽglocan gebróht wǽre, sý heó clǽne; ac ðæra cǽgean heó sceal weardian, L. C. S. 77; Th. i. 418, 21. IV. to hold a country, to occupy a place, inhabit. v. weardere Ðone wudu weardaþ fugel hoc nemus avis incolit, Exon. Th. 203, 16; Ph. 85: 208, 25; Ph. 161: 209, 10; Ph. 168. Hwílum hygegeómor healle weardaþ (keeps the house ), Salm. Kmbl. 762; Sal. 380. Ðonne færð se deófol intó his móder innoðe, and ðǽr hé hine healt, and weardaþ inne, Wulfst. 193, 10. Hé heánne beám wunaþ and weardaþ, Exon. Th. 209, 17; Ph. 172. In ðam hálge wíc weardiaþ, 228, 34; Ph. 448. Him férend on fæste wuniaþ, wíc weardiaþ, 361, 27; Wal. 26. Hí dreám weardiaþ, 100, 15; Cri. 1642. Frýnd sind on eorþan, leger weardiaþ, 443, 23; Kl. 34. Ealle ða ðe on feldum eard weardiaþ omnia quae in campis sunt, Ps. Th. 95, 12. Ðǽr sylfǽtan eard weardigaþ, éðel healdaþ, Andr. Kmbl. 351; An. 176. Fífelcynnes eard wer weardode, Beo. Th. 211; B. 105. Reced weardode unrím eorla, 2479; B. 1237. Heó gefylled wæs wísdómes gife; hálig gást hreðer weardode, Elen. Kmbl. 2288; El. 1145: Exon. Th. 169, 30; Gú. 1102. Wé sele weardodon, Beo. Th. 4157; B. 2075. Sume stede weardedon ymb Danúbie, Elen. Kmbl. 270; El. 135. Þenden wé on eorðan eard weardigen, Exon. Th. 48, 16; Cri. 772. Ðǽr hig ǽnne sculan eard weardian habitare in unum, Ps. Th. 132, 1: Exon. Th. 356. 13; Pa. 11. Eard weardigan, án lond búgan, 473, 19; Bo. 17: Andr. Kmbl. 1198; An. 599. Wíc weardian, Exon. Th. 248, 7; Jul. 92. Staþol weardian, 496, 19; Rä. 85, 17. IV a. in the phrases lást, swaðe weardian to keep a track, 1. to follow Hýrde ic ðæt ðámfrætwum feówer mearas lást weardode I heard that four steeds followed in the train of those equipments, Beo. Th. 4335; B. 2164. 2. to remain behind Hé onweg losade, hwæþre him sió swíðre swaðe weardade hand on Hiorte he escaped, yet his right hand remained behind in Heorot, Beo. Th. 4203; B. 2098. Cyning úre gewát ... ðǽr hý tó ségun, ða ðe leófes ðá gén last weardedun (those who still remained where he had been ), Exon. Th. 31, 16; Cri. 496. Se ðe his mondryhten lífe bilidene lást weardian wiste he who knew that his dead lord remained behind, 182, 19; Gú. 1312. Hé his folme forlét lást weardian, Beo. Th. 1947; B. 971. Sáula sculon eft tó ðé, sceal se líchama lást weardigan eft on eorþan, Met. 20, 241. [Sicnesse wardeð toȝein þeo sunnen þet weren touwardes, A. R. 182, 14. Wel heo wardith heom bothe, Alis. 909. Þilke tyme þat Samuel þe prophete wardede (ruled) þat folc of Israel, R. Glouc. 27, 16. O. Sax. wardón to guard, to have charge of: O. Frs. wardia: Icel. varða to guard, defend. Cf. O. H. Ger. wartén.] v. á-, be-weardian; ge-wardod.
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