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bregdan

  • verb
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Wright's OE grammar
§54; §80; §106; §146; §163; §321; §502;
Add: I. trans.
with acc.
to pluck, pull, draw, drag
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  • Sáh hé niðer ealre his mihte benumen, and hine man ðá brǽd intó ðæs kinges búre,

      Chr. 1053; P. 182, 22.
  • Ealle men hine fram stówe tó stówe brúdon,

      Hml. S. 23, 653.
  • Ompran ymbdelf, bréd up,

      Lch. ii. 116, 14: iii. 38, 12.
  • Ne bréde gé nó ðá stengeas of ðǽm hringum,

      Past. 172, 10.
to move quickly to and fro
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  • Brǽd ꝥ heáfod hiderand geond ofer ꝥ fýr,

      Lch. ii. 38, 3.
to bind, knot
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  • Þá brúdon hig rápas on hyre hancla and on hyre fét. Shrn. 154, 28 : 74, 30.
to bring a charge (braid in
up-braid)
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  • Þe lǽs þé God up bréde þone godspellican cwide

    lest God bring up against you that saying of the gospel

    ,
      Wlfst. 248, 9.
to change
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  • Þá brǽd se sceocca hine sylfne tó menn,

      Hml. S. ii. 222.
  • On manegum óþrum híwum hine brǽd se deófol,

      31, 718.
  • Hé brǽd hine on feala bleóna,

      Bl. H. 175; 5.
  • Se líchama ongan swǽtan and mislic híw brédan,

      Wlfst. 141, 3.
with dat. (cf.
Icel. bregða with dat.), to change
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  • Hí gehérað hleóðrum brægdan óðre fugelas

    they hear other birds varying their notes

    ,
      Met. 13, 47.
intrans.
to move, be pulled
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  • Ne bregden nó ðá stengas of ðǽm hringum

    vectes a circuits numquam recedant

    ,
      Past. 173, 10.
of lightning,
to flash
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  • Swilc leóht swilce þǽr líget brúde,

      Hml. S. 36, 226.
to play atrick, act with guile, v. brédende, brægden, brægd.
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v. mis-, under-bregdan; þurh-brogden.
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