sweorcan

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Old English[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *swerkaną.

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sweorcan

  1. to darken, be obscured
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Wedercandel swearc windas weóxon.
      2. Swearc norðrodor won under wolcnum.
  2. to become troubled, gloomy, sad
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Siteþ sorgcearig, on sefan sweorceþ, sylfum þinceþ, ðæt sý endeleás earfoða dǽl.
      2. modsorge wæg, hreþer innan swearc.
      3. On hú grundleásum seáðe swiaceþ ðæt sweorcende mód.
  3. to become heavy with grief, troublesome, saddening
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Ne hine wiht dereþ, adl ne yldo, ne him inwitsorh on sefan sweorceþ.

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