ǽr
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ǽr
eár, ér; sup. ǽrost, ǽrest, ǽrst; adv. ERE, before, sooner, earlier, formerly, already, some time ago, lately, just now, till, until; antea, prius, mane, mature, dudum Gang ǽr vade prius, Mt. Bos. 5, 24. He wæs ǽr ðonne ic ille erat prius quam ego, Jn. Bos. 1, 15, 30. Ǽr on morgen early in the morning, Cd. 224; Th. 297, 10; Sat. 515: Ps. Th. 18, 5: Ex. 12, 22. Nóht micle ǽr non multo ante, Bd. 4, 23; S. 593, 21. Hwéne ǽr scarcely before, just before, Bt. 23; Fox 78, 25. Swýðe ǽr very early; valde mane, Mk. Bos. 16, 2: 1, 35. Tó ǽr too soon, Exon. 45a; Th. 152, 30; Gú. 816. Hwonne ǽr how soon? when? quando? Ps. Th. 40, 5. Ǽrost first, Gen. 19, 33. Swá hit engel gecwæþ ǽrest on Eþresc as the angel said it first in Hebrew, Exon. 9b; Th. 9, 11; Cri. 133: 88b; Th. 333, 15; Gn. Ex. 4. Him cenned wearþ Cainan ǽrest to him was born Cainan first, Cd. 57; Th. 70, 7; Gen. 1149. Mon wæs to Godes anlícnesse ǽrest gesceapen man was at first shapen to God's image, 75; Th. 92, 16; Gen. 1529. Ðá ic hér ǽrest com when I first came here, 129; Th. 164, 8; Gen. 2711: Beo. Th. 1236; B. 616. [Laym, ær, ære, ear: Orm. ær: R. Glouc. er: Wyc. Chauc. Piers er: T. More ere: O. Sax. ér prius, antea: O. Frs. ér: Ger. eher prius, antea: O. H. Ger. ér, ǽr antea, dudum, prius, quondam: Goth. air diluculo, mane: O. Nrs. ár olim, mane.]. DER. ǽr-boren, -gedón, -genemned, -gód, -gystran-dæg, -líce, -wacol.
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