ofer-cuman
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ofer-cuman
I. add: 1. to get the better of in a contest Sé ðe his ágen mód ofercymð and gewilt, Past. 218, 17: Bt. 34, 11; F. 152, ll. Hé eallne þone here áhtlíce ofercóm, Chr. 1066; P. 198, 3. Besing and ofercum ealle yfele wilddeór, Lch. i. 202, 13. Ne mihte hé geþencan hú hé hí mid ǽnige cræfte ofercuman sceolde, Bt. 39, 4; F. 216, 24. (1 a) to overcome in argument :-- Ofercuóm conuincit (Judaeos de baptismo Johannis interrogando ), Mk. p. 4, 19. 2. of some physical or mental force or influence, to overpower, exhaust, render helpless Swongornes hí ofsit and hí mid slǽwþe ofercymþ, Bt. 36, 6; F. 180, 34. Þá wǽron Cartainiense swá ofercumene and swá gedréfde betux him selfum fessi tot malis Carthaginienses, Ors. 4, 6; S. 178, 5. II. AddOfercymeð superueniet, Lk. L. R. 21, 35. Ofercymað (-cumað, R. ) superueniant, Lk. L. 21, 34. Ofercymmas (-cumað, R. ), 26. Ofercuómon (supervenerunt) scioppo of ðǽm londe néh ðǽr stóue. Jn. L. R.6, 23. te ofercuóme superuenisse, Jn. p. 1. 14. III. in the following instance the verb seems to govern the genitive Crístenra manna God, þæs wuldorge[wor]ces náne mennisce searwa ofercuman ne magon, Angl. xvii. 121, 6. v. un-ofercumen.
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