wríþan
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.
wríþan
p. wráþ, pl. wriþon; pp. wriþen. I. to twist, give a curved form to Ic wríðe torqueo, Ælfc. Gr. 26, 3; Zup. 155, 14. Wriðene (cf. wriþa, II.) wælhlencan, Elen. Kmbl. 47; El. 24. II. to bind up, wrap round, bandage Hé wráð (alligavit) his wunda, Lk. Skt. 10, 34. Ða ðe forbrocene wǽron, ða gé ne wriþon quae fractae erant, eas non ligavistis, L. Ecg. P. iii. 16; Th. ii. 202, 26. Ðá wǽron monige ðe his mǽg wriðon, Beo. Th. 5957; B. 2982. Ðá bebeád hé him ðæt hé ða tólýsdan geþeódnesse mínre heáfudwunde gesette and wriþe dissolutam mihi emicranii juncturam componere atque alligare jussit. Bd. 5, 6; S. 620, 14. Hé wearð wriþen ofer wunda. Exon. Th. 435, 27; Rä. 54, 7. III. to bind one thing to another Nim ða sylfan wyrt, lege on ðone naflan, and wríð ðǽrtó swýðe fæste. Lchdm. i. 82, 25. IV. to bind, fetter Oft wíf hine (a dog) wríð, Exon. Th. 434, 3 ; Rä. 51, 5. Ic hine heardan clammum wríþan þóhte, Beo. Th. 1933; B. 964. [Of one wrase of þornes he wryþen hym one crune, Misc. 48, 383. Wrythyñ idem quod wrestyñ torqueo, wrythyñ or wrethyn tortus, torsus, Prompt. Parv. 534. Me dide cnotted strenges abuton here hæued and uurythen to ð it gsede to þe hærnes, Chr. 1137; Erl. 262, 6.Ȝe mote uaste heom wriðen mid strongen sæilrapen. Laym. 17394. O. H. Ger. gi-rídan contorquere: Icel. ríða to twist, knit, wind.] v. á-, be-, ge-, ofer- (Lchdm. ii. 130, 10), tó-, un-wríþan.
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