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BYRGAN

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
BYRGAN, birgan, byrigan, birigan, birgean, byrigean, byrian; p. de; pp. ed [beorg tumulus]; v. trans.
Wright's OE grammar
§530;
To raise a mound, to BURY; tumulare, tumulo condere, sepelire
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  • Hí his líchaman on cyrican neáh weofode byrgan woldon

    they would bury his body in the church near the altar,

      Bd. 3, 19; S. 550, 10: Exon. 82b; Th. 311, 27; Seef. 98.
  • Birge man hine ðæs ilcan dæges

    sepelietur in eadem die,

      Deut. 21, 23.
  • Ðǽr hine man birgde

    ibi sepelierunt eum,

      Gen. 49, 31.
  • Alýf me ǽrest byrigan mínne fæder

    permitte mihi primum sepelire patrem meum,

      Lk. Bos. 9, 59: 9, 60.
  • Hine man byrigde swá him wel gebýrede

    they buried him as well became him,

      Chr. 1036; Th. 294, 21: Hy. 10, 29; Hy. Grn. ii. 293, 29.
Etymology
[Wyc. birie: Piers P. yburied, pp: Chauc. buried: R. Glouc. ybured: Laym. burien; Orm. birrȝenn: Dut. bergen: O. Dut. berghen condere, abscondere, servare, tueri: Ger. M. H. Ger. bergen: O. H. Ger. bergan, ga-bergan condere, recondere: Goth. bairgan tueri, conservare: O. Nrs. byrgja includere.]
Derived forms
DER. be-byrgan, bi-, ge-: byrgen.
Linked entries
v.  a-byrgan be-byrgan be-byrigean ge-byrgan beorgan bergan birgan byrged byrian byrigean.
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