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wyrgan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
wyrgan, p. de
To worry (as an animal does), strangle, throttle
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  • Wyrgeþ vel smoraþ

    st[r]angulat,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 121, 32.
Etymology
[Wolwes þat wald worow men (the whilke wol a man strangly and destrye, v. l.), Pr. C. 1229. Ilc wirwed lay, als it were dogges þat weren henged, Havel. 1921. Werewed, 1915. A wolf wolde lambes wery, R. R. 6267. Wolues that wyryeþ (wyrhyeþ, v. l.) men, Piers P. C. 10, 226. Wyrwyn, worowen strangulo, suffoco, Prompt. Parv. 530. O. Frs. wergia : O. H. Ger. wurgen strangulare, suffocare. Cf. O. Sax. wurgil a halter : O. L. Ger. wurgarín strangulatrix.]
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v. á-wyrgan.
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