a-byrgan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
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a-byrgan
-byrgean, -byrian To taste; gustare We cýðaþ eów ðæt God ælmihtig cwæþ his ágenum múðe, ðæt nán man he mót abyrgean nánes cynes blódes. Ǽlc ðæra ðe abyrgþ blódes ofer Godes bebod sceal forwurþan on écenysse we tell you that God Almighty said by his own mouth, that no man may taste any kind of blood. Every one who tastes blood against God's command shall perish for ever, Homl. intitul. Her is hálwendlíc lár, Bibl. Bodl. MSS. Junii 99, fol. 68. Se wulf for Gode ne dorste ðæs hæfdes abyrian the wolf durst not, for God, taste the head, Homl. Brit. Mus. MSS. Cot. Julius, E. 7, fol. 203, Bibl. Bodl. MSS. Bodley 343. v. byrgan.
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