Boéties
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
Boéties
Boótes; m. Boätes; Bŏōtēs, æ; m. [ = βoώτηs, oυ; m. a ploughman, from βoυs an ox]. The ancient constellation, the chief star of which is the bright Arcturus, v. arctos the bear; Ursa Major. The modern representation of Boötes is a man with a club in his right hand, and in his left a leash, which holds two dogs Hwá ne wundraþ ðætte sume tunglu habbaþ scyrtran hwyrft ðonne sume habban? For ðý hí habbaþ swá sceortne ymbhwyrft, for ðí hí sint swá neáh ðam norþende ðære eaxe, ðe eall ðes ródor on hwerfþ, swá nú Boéties déþ who wonders not that some constellations have a shorter course than others have? Therefore they have so short a course, because they are so near the north end of the axis, on which all the sky turns, as now Boötes does, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 17-24. Boótes beorhte scíneþ Boötes shines brightly, Bt. Met. Fox 28, 53; Met. 28, 27.
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