ǽr
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ǽr
comp. m. ǽra, ǽrra; f. n. ǽre, ǽrre; sup. ǽrest; adj. Early, former, preceding, ancient; prior, præcedens, antiquus On ǽrne mergen in early morning; primo mane, Mt. Bos. 20, 1: Mk. Bos. 16, 9: Jn. Bos. 21, 4: Ps. Spl. 5, 3, 4. Fram ǽrne mergen óþ ǽfen from early morning till evening, Bd. 2, 14; S. 518, 8. Swá he wæs gyrstan dæg and ǽran dæg sicut erat heri et nudius tertius, Gen. 31, 5. Ðæs ǽran tácnes prioris signi, Ex. 4, 8. Forlýst he his ǽrran gód he loses his former good, Bt. 35, 6; Fox 170, 22. Of deáþe woruld awehte in ðæt ǽrre líf awoke the world from death into the former life, Elen. Kmbl. 609; El. 305: Exon. 113b; Th. 436, 11; Rä. 54, 12. On ðysse ǽrran béc præcedente libro, Bd. 4, 1; S. 563, 18. Ǽrran dagas dies antiqui, Ps. Th. 142, 5: Beo. Th. 1819; B. 907. Weorpe ǽrest stán primus lapidem mittat, Jn. Bos. 8, 7. Se hér-búendra hearpan ǽrest hlyn awehte who first of dwellers here awoke the sound of the harp, Cd. 52; Th. 66, 5; Gen. 1079. Se ǽresta wæs Enos háten the first was called Enos, 50; Th. 64, 24; Gen. 1055. Wæs seó ǽreste costung ofercumen the first temptation was overcome, Exon. 39a; Th. 128, 32; Gú. 408. In ða ǽrestan ældu in the first age, 34a; Th. 108, 29; Gú. 80. Ða ǽrestan ælda cynnes the first of the race of men, 47a; Th. 160, 23; Gú. 948. Ðú eall oncneówe, ða ǽrestan eác ða néhstan tu cognovisti omnia, antiqua et novissima, Ps. Th. 138, 3. Æt ǽrestan at the first; primo, L. Alf. pol. 1; Th. i. 60, 2: Exon. 19a; Th. 49, 15; Cri. 786. DER. ǽr-ádl, -cwide, -dǽd, -dæg, -deáþ, -fæder, -gestreón, -geweorc, -gewinn, -gewyrht, -ing, -morgen, -mergen, -sceaft, -wéla, -woruld.
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