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onirnan

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From on- +‎ irnan.

VerbEdit

onirnan

  1. to spring open, give way, yield
    • Duru sona onarn fyrbendum fæst syþðan he hire folmum [ ]ran. (Beowulf, ll. 721-2)
      The door, firm with fire-forged bands, soon gave way when he struck it with his hands.

ConjugationEdit