wrítan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wrítan
p. wrát, pl. writon; pp. writen To write. I. to cut a figure on something Wrít ðysne circul mid ðínes cnífes orde on ánum stáne, Lchdm. i. 395, 3. I a. where the figures are letters Genim hæslenne sticcan, wrít ðínne naman on, . . . gefylle mid ðý blóde ðone naman. Lchdm. ii. 104, 7- Rǽd sceal mon secgan, rúne wrítan, Exon. Th. 342, 7; Gn. Ex. 139. Hróðgár hylt sceáwode, on ðæm wæs ór writen ( or I ?) fyrngewinnes, Beo. Th. 3381 ; B. 1688. ¶ of the writing on the tables of stone :-- On ðe wrát wuldres God gerýno, Andr. Kmbl. 3018; An. 1512. II. to draw a figure, v. writere, 1 Nim sume tigelan, and wrít on hiere ða burg Hierusalem sume tibi laterem, et describes in eo civitatem Jerusalem, Past. 21; Swt. 161, 3, 10. Wrít ðam horse on ðam heáfde foran Cristes mǽl, and on leoþa gehwylcum ðe ðú ætfeolan mæge. Lchdm. ii. 290, 23. Wrít him Cristes mǽl on ǽlcum lime, 346, 6. Wrít. iii. crucem mid oleum infirmorum, .... nim ðæt gewrit, wrít crucem mid ofer ðam drence, 350, 9-11. III. to form letters, to write Mycel yfel déð se ðe leás wrít, Homl. Th. ii. 2, 23. Hé wrát mid his fingre on ðære eorþan. Jn. Skt. 8, 6, 8. Engel wrát in wáge baswe bócstafas, Cd. Th. 261, 8; Dan. 723. Geseah hé engles hand in sele wrítan Sennara wíte. Ðæt gyddedon hæleð, hwæt seó hand write, Cd. Th. 261, 15-21; Dan. 727-9. Wearð gesewen swilce ánes mannes hand wrítende on ðære healle wage, Homl. Th. ii. 434, 33. IV. to write a book, narrative, etc. , to compose, be the author of Ne wéne ǽnig ðæt ic lygewordum leóð somnige, wríte wóþcræfte, Exon. Th. 234, 30; Ph. 548. Wríteþ digerit, Wrt. Voc. ii. 27, 50. Wrítat caraxabimus (mentionem), 85, 33. Wrítaþ, 18, 61: Hpt. 507, 76. Ðæt cyriclíce stǽr úres eálondes and ðeóde ic wrát on fíf béc, Bd. 5, 24; S. 648, 31. Se ðe ðás bóc wrát, Lchdm. ii. 114, 5. Se ongan godspell ǽrest wordum wrítan, Andr. Kmbl. 25; An. 13. Sum mæg searolíce wordcwide wrítan, Exon. Th. 42, 15; Cri. 673. IV a. with preps, to write about a subject :-- Ða wríteras and ða ðe hí ymbe writon, Bt. 18, 3 ; Fox 66, I. Be ðám þingum writende ðe ic gehýrde, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 16. IV b. to write to a person, write with the intention of sending what is written :-- Mé geþúhte wrítan ðé, ðú se sélusta Theophilus, Lk. Skt. 1, 3. IV c. to write, state in a book :-- Wríteþ Eutropius ðæt Constantinus wǽre on Breotene ácenned, Bd. l, 8; S. 479, 31. Ptolomeas wrát ealles ðises middangeardes gemet on ánre béc, Bt. 18, l; Fox 62, 6. IV d. where many persons asjsent to a written statement, to write, get a thing written :-- Hí on heora sinoþe ðus writon be him. Bd. 5, 19; S. 639, 39. Hér sindan da naman ðere monna ðe ðis (the charter) wreotan and festnedan, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 47, 10. V. to convey by charter Wé him wrítaþ ða mǽdue æt Pirigforda. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 32, 23. Wé him wrítaþ ðone hagan his daeg, and twám óðrum æfter him . . . Eác wé wrítaþ him ða circan and ðone circstall and ðone worðig, 52, 5-37. Wé wrítaþ him ðone croft, 258, 27. [O. Sax. wrítan to cut, wound; to write: O. H. Ger. rizan scindere, scribere: Icel. rita to cut, scratch; to write. Cf. Goth. writs κεραία] v. á-, be-, for-, ge-, mis-, under-, ymb-wrítan ; un-writen, wrítere, wrítian.
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