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1200 WEORÞAN.

wæ-acute;ron ne synt wyrðe (digni), Mt. Kmbl. 22, 8. Hwelc gesceádwís mon mihte cweþan ðæt hé á þý weorþra wæ-acute;re, þeáh hé hine weorþode quis illos putet beatos, quos miseri tribuunt honores? Bt. 28; Fox 100, 31. Eard wæs ðý weorþra ðe wit on stódan, hyrstum ðý hýrra, Exon. Th. 495, 20; Rä. 85, 6. Se anweald and se wela ne mæg his wealdend gedón nó ðý weorþron, Bt. 27, 2; Fox 98, 13. V. worthy of something, deserving of, (1) with gen.:--Sceal bám gelíc, mon tó gemæccan, máþþum óþres weorð (one gift deserves another in return), Exon. Th. 343, 11; Gn. Ex. 155. Mín unrihtwísnysse is máre ðonne ic forgifenysse wyrðe sý major est iniquitas mea, quam ut veniam merear, Gen. 4, 13: Cd. Th. 81, 19; Gen. 1347. Se wyrhta ys wyrðe hys metes (dignus cibo suo), Mt. Kmbl. 10, 10: Homl. Skt. i. 23, 52. Heó nis nánes lofes wyrþe, Bt. 20; Fox 70, 24: 24, 4; Fox 86, 10: Lchdm. iii. 162, 5. Hwæs bið ðæt unwæstmbæ-acute;re treów wyrðe búton scearpre æxe? Homl. Th. ii. 408, 16. For his cræftum hé bið anwealdes weorþe, gif hé his weoiþe biþ, Bt. 16, 2; Fox 50, 25. Ne onmun ðú mé nánre áre wyrþne, Blickl. Homl. 183, 1. Ðæs cynedómes Crist God weorðne munde, Ps. C. 155. Ða ðe ic ðæ-acute;r tó gelaðode næ-acute;ron his wyrðe, Homl. Th. i. 526, 11. Ða láreówas beóþ dómes wyrþe, Blickl. Homl. 47, 23: Met. 10, 56. Hwæþerne woldest ðú déman wítes wyrþran? Bt. 38, 6; Fox 208, 15. (2) with infin. forms:--Wé ðe næ-acute;ron wurðe beón his wealas gecígde, Homl. Th. ii. 316, 23. Ða ðing ðe weorðe sindon in gemyndum tó habbanne, Nar. 4, 9. (3) with a clause:--Wyrþe ðú eart, ðæt ðú onfó wuldor, Blickl. Homl. 75, 1. Ðæt his lár næ-acute;re wyrþe, ðæt hí mon gehýrde, 41, 3. Ðeós woruld næ-acute;re wyrðe, ðæt man tó hire lufe hæfde tó swíðe, Wulfst. 273, 13. Ic neom wyrðe, ðæt ic beó ðín sunu nemned non sum dignus uocari filius tuus, Lk. Skt. 15, 19. Se bið wurðe, ðæt hine man árwurðian, Homl. Th. ii. 560, 10. Ðæt gé weorðe (wurðe, v. l.: wyrðo, Lind.: wyrðe, Rush.) sýn, ðæt gé ðás tówerdan þing forfleón ut digni habeamini fugere ista omnia quae futura sunt, Lk. Skt. 21, 36. (4) with gen. and clause:--God is ðæs wyrðe, ðæt hine werþeóde and eal engla cynn hergen, Exon. Th. 281, 8; Jul. 643. (5) with gen. and dat. infin.:--Þeáh hé his wyrðe ne sié tó álæ-acute;tanne, Cd. Th. 39, 8; Gen. 621. (6) with other constructions:--Hine man byrigde ful wurðlíce, swá hé wyrðe wæs, Chr. 1036; Erl. 165, 36. Hé nát hwæðer hé wurðe is intó ðam écan ríce, Homl. Th. i. 532, 25. VI. fit, meet, becoming, proper:--Wé sculon simle secgan Gode ðoncas for eów, bróður, suá suá hit wel wierðe (wyrðe, Cott. MSS.) is (ita ut dignum est), Past. 32; Swt. 213, 10. Wyrcaþ wæstim wyrðne tó hreównisse, Lk. Skt. Rush. 3, 8. VII. worthy of, fit for or to, properly qualified for, (1) with gen.:--Ðæt Martinus wæ-acute;re wyrðe ðæs hádes, Homl. Th. ii. 506, 8. Ne fleáh hé ðý ríce ðý his æ-acute;nig mon bet wirðe (wyrðe, Hatt. MS.) wæ-acute;re, Past. 3; Swt. 32, 17. (2) with dat. or inst.:--Templ Gode weorþe, Blickl. Homl. 163, 14. Nys hé mé wyrðe non est me dignus, Mt. Kmbl. 10, 37. Ðæt hé wæ-acute;re his biscopháde wel wyrþe, Bd. 5, 19; S. 639, 31. Ic mé sylfne næ-acute;fre ðý háde wyrþe (wyrþne, v. l.) démde, 4, 2; S. 566, 7. (3) with dat. infin.:--Hálig treów ðe wyrþe (wurðe, v. l.) wæ-acute;re tó berenne ealles middaneardes wurþ, Homl. Skt. ii. 27, 119. Ne am ic wyrðe tó unbindanue ðuongas sceóea his non sum dignus soluere corrigiam calciamentorum eius, Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 3, 16. (4) with a clause:--Ne eom ic wyrðe, ðæt ðú in gange under míne þecene, Mt. Kmbl. 8, 8. Ne eom ic wyrðe, ðæt ic his sceóna þwanga uncnytte, Mk. Skt. 1, 7. Se man ðæt can rihtne geleáfan, þonne biþ hé wyrðe, ðæt hé fulluht underfó, Wulfst. 33, 6: 155, 12. (5) with gen. and clause:--Hé bít ðære tíde hwonne hé ðæs wierðe (wyrðe, Cott. MSS.) sié, ðæt hé hine besuícan móte aptum deceptionis tempus inquirit, Past. 33; Swt. 227, 12. His weorc sceolon beón ðæs weorðe (wierðe, Cott. MSS.), ðæt him óðre menn onhyrien si imitabilem ceteris in cunctis, quae agit, insinuat, 10; Swt. 61, 18. Swá hwá swá ðæs wyrþe biþ, ðæt hé on heora ðeówdóme beón mót, Bt. 5, 1; Fox 10, 13. Hwá is ðæs wyrðe, ðæt ástíge on Godes munt quis ascendet in montem Domini? Ps. Th. 23, 3. Ne eom ic ðæs wyrþe, ðæt ic swá on róde gefæstnod beó, Blickl. Homl. 191, 7. Ða ðe ðæs wyrðe beóþ, ðæt hié heofoncining on heora heortum beran, 79, 32. (5 a) with impersonal construction:--Wæs ðæt ðæs wyrðe, ðæt seó stów swá fæger wæ-acute;re it was fitting that the place should be so fair, Bd. 1, 7; S. 478, 23. Ðæt is ðæs wyrðe, ðætte werþeóde secgen Dryhtne þonc duguða gehwylcre, Exon. Th. 38, 1; Cri. 600. For ðon is ðæs wyrðe, ðæt ðú ðæs weres frige ne forlæ-acute;te, 248, 29; Jul. 103. VIII. mostly in a legal sense, (1) having a right to, entitled to, properly qualified for, possessed of, (a) with gen.:--Gif ceorl geþeáh, ðæt hé hæfde fíf hída . . ., ðonne wæs hé þegenrihtes weorðe (wyrðe, v. l.), L. R. 2; Th. i. 190, 18: 5; Th. i. 192, 8: 6; Th. i. 192, 11. Se wæs syþþan mæ-acute;ðe and munde swá micelre wurðe, swá ðam háde gebirede mid rihte, 7; Th. i. 192, 14. Sié hé feores wyrðe and folcryhtre bóte, L. Alf. 13; Th. i. 46, 24: L. Ath. iv. 4; Th. i. 224, 3. Ne beó hé áðes wyrðe he shall not have the right to make oath, L. C. S. 36; Th. i. 398, 7. Ða hwíle ðe God wille ðæt ðeara æ-acute;nig sié ðe londes weorðe sié and land gehaldan cunne, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 310, 10: 311, 17. Ich queðe eóu ðæt ich wille ðæt Gyse biscop beó ðisses biscopríches uurðe significamus uobis nos uelle quod episcopus Giso episcopatum possideat, iv. 198, 6. Ic bidde míne hláford ðæt ic móte beón mínes cwydes wyrðe I pray my lord that I may have the right to dispose of my property by will; iii. 293, 29. Ðæt heó móte beón hyre cwydes wyrðæ, 359, 34. Gif hwá him ryhtes bidde . . . and ábiddan ne mæge, and him wedd mon sellan nelle, gebéte .xxx. sci&l-bar;&l-bar;. and binnan .vii. nihton gedó hine ryhtes wierðne (wyrðe, v. l.) (let justice be done him), L. In. 8; Th. i. 108, 2. Forlæ-acute;t mé mínes wyrðe (weorðe, v. l.) wesan ðæs ðe ic mé sylf begiten hæbbe leave me in undisturbed possession of mine own, that I myself have got, Wulfst. 254, 21. Ne hyne micles wyrðne Drihten gedón wolde, Beo. Th. 4377; B. 2185. Ðæt hí rihtes wyrðe léte ðone leódscipe, Met. 1, 67. Ðæt hí móstan heora ealdrihta wyrðe beón, Bt. 1; Fox 2, 9: Met. 1, 37. Wé synt álýsde lífes wyrðe nos liberati sumus, Ps. Th. 123, 7. Gedó úsic ðæs wyrðe make us partakers (of glory), Exon. Th. 3, 2; Cri. 30. (b) with gen. and clause:--Nime se hláford twégen þegenas and swerian, . . . búton hé ðone geréfan hæbbe ðe ðæs wyrðe sý ðe ðæt dón mæge (a reeve properly qualified for doing it), L. Eth. i. 1; Th. i. 280, 14. (c) with acc. (?):-- Behét man him ðæt hé móste wurðe beón æ-acute;lc ðæra þinga ðe hé æ-acute;r áhte, Chr. 1046; Erl. 173, 1. Hí gerndon tó him ðæt hí móston beón wurðe æ-acute;lc ðæra þinga ðe heom mid unrihte of genumen wæs, 1052; Erl. 185, 8. (2) deserving of punishment, etc., subject to, liable to (with gen.):--Ðæs ilcan dómes sié hé wyrðe simili sententiae subjacebit (Ex. 21, 31), L. Alf. 21; Th. i. 50, 3. Ðæt hý siþþan áðwyrðe næ-acute;ron ac ordáles wyrðe that afterwards they might not make oath but had to submit to the ordeal, L. Ed. 3; Th. i. 160, 21. Sý hé ðæs þeówweorces wyrðe, 9; Th. i. 164, 12. Wé cwæ-acute;don hwæs se wyrðe wæ-acute;re ðe óðrum ryhtes wyrnde, 2; Th. i. 160, 10. Beó se leása gewita ðæs ilcan wyrðe ðe hé wolde ðæt se óðer wæ-acute;re reddent ei, sicut fratri suo facere cogitavit, Deut. 19, 19. Gif hý swá ne dón, ðonne sýn hý ðæs wyrðe ðe on ðam canone cwæð, L. Edm. E. 1; Th. i. 244, 12. [Goth. wairþs: O. Sax. O. Frs. O. L. Ger. werth: O. H. Ger. werd: Icel. verðr.] v. ár-, áþ-, bót-, deór-, fyrd-, mót-, róde-, tæ-acute;l-, þanc-, un-, un-leahtor-, wel-weorþ(e), -wirþe.

weorþan (wurþan, wyrþan); p. wearþ, pl. wurdon; pp. worden. I. absolute, (1) to come to be, to be made, to arise, come, be:--Gif bánes blice weorðeþ, L. Ethb. 34; Th. i. 12, 4. Gif bánes bite weorð, 35; Th. i. 12, 5. Ende næ-acute;fre ðínes wræces weorþeþ, Andr. Kmbl. 2765; An. 1385. Hwá wæs æ-acute;fre, oþþe is nú, oððe hwá wyrþ get æfter ús? Bt. 11, 1; Fox 30, 24. Hlynn wearð on ceastrum, Cd. Th. 153, 30; Gen. 2546. Hwí ne wundriaþ hí hwí ðæt ís weorþe, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 35. Ðe læs tó mycel styrung wurde on ðam folce ne forte tumultus fieret in populo, Mt. 26, 5. Héht lífes weard on mereflóde middum weorðan hyhtlíc heofontimber, Cd. Th. 9, 22; Gen. 145. (2) to come to pass, to be done, to happen, to take place, befall, come, be:--Ðæt weorþeþ for ðyses folces synnum, ðæt ealle ðás getimbro beóþ tóworpene, Blickl. Homl. 77, 35. Daga egelícast weorþeþ in worulde, Exon. Th. 63, 21; Cri. 1023. Huu worðes ðis quomodo fiet istud? Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 1, 34: 23, 31. Ðæ-acute;r wearþ micel gefeoht, Chr. 800; Erl. 60, 7: 868; Erl. 72, 28. On ðám gemótan, þeáh ræ-acute;dlíce wurðan on namcúðan stówan, L. Eth. ix. 37; Th. i. 348, 17. Hwæðer æ-acute;fre wurde þus gerád þing si facta est aliquando hujuseemodi res, Deut. 4, 32. Eálá ðæt hit wurde, ðæt . . ., Met. 8, 39. Sceal se dæg weorþan, Exon. Th. 447, 5; Dóm. 34. Þurh hwæt his worulde gedál weorðan sceolde, Beo. Th. 6129; B. 3068. Ðætte ríces gehwæs sceolde gelimpan, eorðan dreámas ende wurðan, Cd. Th. 223, 6; Dan. 115. Sceal feorhgedál æfter wyrðan, Andr. Kmbl. 364; Ass. 182: 430; An. 215. (2 a) when the object affected by what happens is given:--Ne wyrð him nán orne, Lchdm. iii. 16, 4. Ic wát ealre ðysse worulde wurðeþ ende omni consummationi vidi finem, Ps. Th. 118, 96. Dómas ðe wæ-acute;dlum weorðaþ, 139, 12. Tácnu wurðaþ on eów erunt in te signa, Deut. 28, 46. Hwæt wearð eów? Andr. Kmbl. 2685; An. 1345. Ðæt ðé sceates ðearf ne wurde, Cd. Th. 32, 16; Gen. 504. Unc sceal weorðan swá unc wyrd geteóð, Beo. Th. 5045; B. 2526. II. to become, be made, be, (1) with predicative substantive:--Ða hwíle ðe hé ðæ-acute;r stód, hé wearþ fæ-acute;ringa geong cniht, and sóna eft eald man, Blickl. Homl. 175, 2. On ðam dæge wurdun Heródes and Pilatus gefrýnd; sóðlíce hig wæ-acute;ron æ-acute;r gefýnd, Lk. Skt. 23, 12. Wá heom ðæs síðes ðe hí men wurdon, Wulfst. 27, 4. Weorðan his bearn steópcild, and his wíf wyrðe wydewe fiant filii ejus orphani, et uxor ejas vidua, Ps. Th. 108, 9. Ðæt wé ðæs morðres meldan ne weorðen, Elen. Kmbl. 856; El. 428. (2) with predicative adjective, to get, grow:--Gif ðú lárna ðínra éste wyrðest, Andr. Kmbl. 965; An. 483. Gif eáre þirel weorðeþ, L. Ethb. 41; Th. i. 14, 6. Gif hé healt weorð, 65; Th. i. 18, 14. Ðé weorð on ðínum breóstum rúm, Cd. Th. 33, 13; Gen. 519. Gif ða cearwylmas cólran wurðaþ, Beo. Th. 570; B. 282. Ða deáde ne weorðaþ (v. l. wurðaþ) qui non gustabunt mortem, Lk. Skt. 9, 27. Ðá wearð hé druncen inebriatus est, Gen. 9, 21. Ðæt wíf wearð wráð ðam geongan cnapan mulier molesta erat adolescenti, 39, 10. Wearð hé swíðe yrre iratus est valde, 39, 19. Hwelc siððan wearð herewulfa síð, Cd. Th. 121, 23; Gen. 2014. Ða fixas wurdon deáde pisces mortui sunt, Ex. 7, 21. Mierce wurdon cristne, Chr. 655; Erl. 28, 1. Mé milde weorð miserere mei, Ps. Th. 56, 1: 66, 1. Monigfaldge worðe habundaverit, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 5, 20. Næ-acute;nges þinges máre þearf ðonne his unriht yppe wurde, Blickl. Homl. 175, 10. Eálá ðæt úre tída nú ne