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wrǽsnan

  • verb [ weak ]
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wrǽsnan, p. de
To twist, change the character of something
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  • Ic (a woodpecker) eom wunderlícu wiht, wrǽsne míne stefne, hwílum beorce swá hund, hwílum blǽte swá gát, hwílum grǽde swá gós (cf. Ic (a woodpigeon) þurh múþ sprece mengum reordum

    based on the Latin:

    Vox mea diversis variatur pulcra figuris,
      390, 13 ; Rä. 9, l), Exon. Th. 406, 15; Rä. 25, I.
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  • wrǽsnan, v.