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þyrelian

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
þyrelian, þyrlian; p. ode.
to make a hole through, pierce through, perforate
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  • Þirlie his hláford his eáre mid ánum ǽle

    dominus perforabit aurem ejus subula,

      Ex. 21, 6.
  • Þirlige,

      Lev. 25, 10.
to make hollow; fig.
to make vain
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  • Áídlie ł þyrlie obunco (? obunco

    is glossed by

    ymbclipe,
      Wrt. Voc. i. 22, 31), Engl. Stud. xi. 66, 66.
  • Þyrliaþ cavantur, evacuantur, hol

    cava,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 129, 62.
Etymology
[He lette þurlen his scheld, A. R. 392, 24. To þurlin godes side wið speres ord, Jul. 41, 14. With a spere was thirled his brestboon, Ch. Kn. T. 1852. To hem þat his herte þirled, Piers P. i. 172. Thyrlyn (thryllyn) or peercyn penetro, terebro, perforo, Prompt. Parv. 491.]
Similar entries
v. þurh-þyrelian.
Linked entries
v.  þyrlian.
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