BLÓSTMA
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
BLÓSTMA
blósma, an; m. [ = blóstm a blossom] A BLOSSOM, bloom, flower; flos Swá swá blósma ǽceres swá he blóweþ tamquam flos agri sic efflorebit, Ps. Lamb. 102, 15. Ofer hine scír cymeþ mínra [minre MS.] sóþfæst blóstma super ipsum florebit sanctificatio mea, Ps. Th. 131, 19. Ðeáh ðe lílie sý beorht on blóstman, ic eom betre ðonne heó though the lily be bright in its blossom, I am better than it, Exon. 110 b; Th. 423, 26; Rä. 41, 28: Ps. Th. 102, 14. Ne feallaþ on foldan fealwe blóstman the fallow blossoms fall not on earth, Exon. 57 a; Th. 202, 24; Ph. 74. Ic geseah ðone fægrestan feld full grówendra blóstma I saw the most beautiful field full of growing flowers, Bd. 5, 12; S. 629, 20. Ellenes blósman genim take blossoms of elder, L. M. 2, 59; Lchdm. ii. 288, 2. Ic geseah ðǽr on weaxende blósman litlum and litlum, and æfter ðám blósmum wínberigean I saw blossoms growing thereon by little and little, and after the blossoms grapes [lit. wine-berries ], Gen. 40, 10. He dysegaþ se ðe wintregum wederum wile blósman [Cot. blostman] sécan he is foolish who will seek flowers in wintry weather, Bt. 5, 2; Fox 10, 32. Ðænne wangas blóstmum blówaþ then [i.e. in summer] the fields bloom with flowers, Menol. Fox 179; Men. 91: Exon. 82 a; Th. 308, 31; Seef. 48. [Tynd. blossom: Chauc. Piers P. blosme: Orm. blostme: Dut. bloesem, m: O. Dut. blosem, Kil: Dan. blomst, c: Swed. blomster, n: Icel. blómstr, m.]
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