eargian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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eargian
Substitute: To grow timid, turn coward, lose heart Dumbe beóð þá bydelas þe for ege oððe ǽnigre worldscame eargiað and wandiað Godes riht tó sprecanne, Wlfst. 191, 5. Þá eargode heora án for þám ormǽtum cyle, Hml. S. 11, 156. His geféran eargodon bútan eahta hund mannum þe him mid fuhton, 25, 654. Ne déð hé náht, eargie hé oðþon hine forsceamige riht tó sprecanne, Ll. Th. ii. 326, 21. Eargian for woruldege, 310, 20. Sculon eówre heortan eargian swíðe (animam uestram tabescentem faciam ), and eówra feónda mægen strangian þearle, Wlfst. 133, 4. [v. N. E. D. argh; vb. Cf. O. H. Ger. ir-argén obstupescere.] Cf. ge-irgan.
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