ymb-hweorfan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ymb-hweorfan
p. -hwearf. I. to go round, revolve round Se roder ǽlce dæg úton ymbhwyrfð ealne ðisne middaneard, Bt. 39, 3 ; Fox 214, 16. Ymbhwyrfeþ, Met. 20, 137. Ymbhwerfeþ, 28, 4. Hí ðære eaxe útan ymbhwerfaþ (-eþ, MS. ) ðone norðende, 28, 13. II. to go about, in the neighbourhood of. v. ymb, I. 1 b Ic ymbehwyrfe weófod ðín circumdabo altare tuum, Ps. Lamb. 25, 6. III. to go about, over, through, v. ymb, I. 1 e Ic ymbhweorfe ðín ðæt hálige tempel. Ps. Th. 26, 7. Ymbhwurfaþ woegas circuite vias , Rtl. 36, 5. Gé ymbhurfon sǽ and drýgi circuitis mare et aridam, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 23, 15. IV. fig. to go about a business, be occupied with, attend to, cultivate, v. ymb, I. 3 d ; ymb-hwyrft, VII. Hé underféng ða hálgan gesomnunga tó plantianne and tó ymbhweorfanne, suá se ceorl déð his ortgeard, Past. 40 ; Swt. 293, 3. V. causative, to turn round Ðú ðe on hrædum færelde ðone heofon ymbhweorfest qui rapido coelum turbine versas, Bt. 4 ; Fox 6, 31. Ymbhwearfest, Met. 4, 4. Ic eom ealne ðone heofon ymbhweorfende rotam volubili orbe versamus, Bt. 7, 3 ; Fox 20, 35.
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