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for-lǽran

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
for-lǽran, to -lǽranne; p. -lǽrde; pp. -lǽred
To misteach, deceive, seduce, corrupt, pervert; decĭpĕre, sedūcĕre, corrumpĕre
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  • Forlǽdan and forlǽran

    to mislead and pervert,

    • Cd. 23
    • ;
    • Th. 29, 18
    • ;
    • Gen. 452: 32
    • ;
    • Th. 43, 17
    • ;
    • Gen. 692.
  • Handweorc Godes to forlǽranne

    to deceive God's handywork,

    • 33
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    • Th. 44, 3
    • ;
    • Gen. 703.
  • Ðú leóda feala forleólce and forlǽrdest

    thou hast deceived and seduced many people,

    • Andr. Kmbl. 2727
    • ;
    • An. 1366.
  • Hie seó wyrd forlǽrde

    fate mistaught them,

    • 1227
    • ;
    • An. 614: Elen. Kmbl. 415
    • ;
    • El. 208.
  • Ðe hig forlǽrdon

    who deceived them,

    • Num. 31, 16.
  • Ðú me forlǽred hæfst

    thou hast seduced me,

    • Cd. 38
    • ;
    • Th. 50, 34
    • ;
    • Gen. 818: Ex. 14, 11.
Etymology
[
Dut. ver-leeren to unteach.
]
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