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wríþan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
wríþan, p. wráþ, pl. wriþon; pp. wriþen.
Wright's OE grammar
§239; §491;
to twist, give a curved form to
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  • Ic wríðe

    torqueo,

      Ælfc. Gr. 26, 3; Zup. 155, 14.
  • Wriðene (cf. wriþa,
) wælhlencan, Elen. Kmbl. 47; El. 24.
to bind up, wrap round, bandage
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  • Hé wráð

    (alligavit)

    his wunda,
      Lk. Skt. 10, 34.
  • Ða ðe forbrocene wǽron, ða gé ne wriþon

    quae fractae erant, eas non ligavistis,

      L. Ecg. P. iii. 16; Th. ii. 202, 26.
  • Ðá wǽron monige ðe his mǽg wriðon,

      Beo. Th. 5957; B. 2982.
  • Ðá bebeád hé him ðæt hé ða tólýsdan geþeódnesse mínre heáfudwunde gesette and wriþe

    dissolutam mihi emicranii juncturam componere atque alligare jussit.

      Bd. 5, 6; S. 620, 14.
  • Hé wearð wriþen ofer wunda. Exon. Th. 435,

      27; Rä. 54, 7.
to bind one thing to another
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  • Nim ða sylfan wyrt, lege on ðone naflan, and wríð ðǽrtó swýðe fæste. Lchdm. i. 82, 25.
to bind, fetter
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  • Oft wíf hine

    (a dog)

    wríð,
      Exon. Th. 434, 3 ; Rä. 51, 5.
  • Ic hine heardan clammum wríþan þóhte,

      Beo. Th. 1933; B. 964.
Etymology
[Of one wrase of þornes he wryþen hym one crune, Misc. 48, 383. Wrythyñ idem quod wrestyñ torqueo, wrythyñ or wrethyn tortus, torsus, Prompt. Parv. 534. Me dide cnotted strenges abuton here hæued and uurythen to ð it gsede to þe hærnes, Chr. 1137; Erl. 262, 6.Ȝe mote uaste heom wriðen mid strongen sæilrapen. Laym. 17394. O. H. Ger. gi-rídan contorquere: Icel. ríða to twist, knit, wind.]
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v. á-, be-, ge-, ofer- (Lchdm. ii. 130, 10), tó-, un-wríþan.
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