scirian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scirian
p. ede; pp. scired, scirred (v. á-scirred) To separate, divide (v. scirung, á-, tó-scirian), but used only metaphorically of setting apart something as a person's lot, to ordain, assign, allot, dispense Swá missenlíce meahtig Dryhten geond eorþan sceát eullum dǽleþ, scyreþ and scrífeþ, Exon. Th. 331, 10; Vy. 66. God geond middangeard monna cræftas sceóp and scyrede, 332, 34; Vy. 95. Ðara gifena ðe him tó duguþe Drihten scyrede, Cd. Th. 221, 13 ; Dan. 87. Sceóp ðá and scyrede Scyppend úre oferhídig cyn engla of heofnum then did our Creator adjudge and ordain the presumptuous race of angels to banishment from heaven, Cd. Th. 5, 1; Gen. 65. Gif ðé Alwalda scirian wille ðæt ðú móte if the All-ruler be pleased to grant thee opportunity, 171, 12 ; Gen. 2827. Sceolde him beón deáþ scyred should death be the lot doomed him, 31, 15; Gen. 485. Sié hira dǽl scired mid Marian may their part be assigned with Mary, Elen. Kmbl. 2462; El. 1232, Ðǽr womsceaþan on ðone wyrsan dǽl scyrede weorþaþ, háteþ Scyppend him gewítan on ða winstran nond, Exon. Th. 75, 26; Cri. 1227. [O. Sax. skerian: O. H. Ger. scerian.] v. á-, be-, ge-scerian, -scirian.
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