Middle English Dictionary Entry

yēren v.(1)
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To make a request, ask;—in as clause; also, ask (about sth.); (b) to ask for (sth.), request; also, ask (sth. of sb.), demand [1st quot.]; (c) to desire (sth.), long for; also with that clause as obj.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Note that in sense (c), the first quot.--c1275(?a1200) Lay.Brut 5069--is also found under yernen v., sense 1.(d) (where it seems better placed). The Brut quot. needs to be removed from yeren v.(1).--per MLL