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BEORCAN

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
BEORCAN, ic beorce, he byrcþ; p. bearc, pl. burcon; pp. borcen [Icel. barki, m. guttur] .
Wright's OE grammar
§85; §500;
to make a sharp explosive sound; latratum vel sonum edere. v. gebeorc.
to BARK; latrare
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  • Ða dumban húndas ne mágon beorcan. We sceolon beorcan and bodigan ðám lǽwedum

    dumb dogs cannot bark. We ought to bark and preach to the laymen,

      L. Ælfc. C. 23; Th. ii. 350, 34.
  • Ic hwílum beorce swá húnd

    I sometimes bark as a dog,

      Exon. 106 b; Th. 406, 16; Rä. 25, 2.
  • Húndbyrcþ

    canis latrat,

      Ælfc. Gr. 22; Som. 24, 8.
  • Ne mæg he fram húndum beón borcen

    he may not be barked at by dogs,

      Herb. 67, 2; Lchdm. i. 170, 17.
Etymology
[O.Nrs. berkja.]
Derived forms
DER. gebeorc, borcian.
Linked entries
v.  borcian.
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