BRÁD
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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BRÁD
def. se bráda, seó, ðæt bráde; comp. m. brádra, f. n. brádre, brǽdre; superl. brádost; adj. BROAD, open, large, spacious, copious; latus, expansus, amplus, spatiosus, copiosus Ðæt eálond on Wiht is twelf míla brád the isle of Wight is twelve miles broad, Bd. 1, 3; S. 475, 19: Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 21, 4, 5, 6. Wæs his ríce brád his kingdom was broad, Exon. 65 b; Th. 243, 10; Jul. 8: Elen. Kmbl. 1831; El. 917: Beo. Th. 6296; B. 3158. Brád is bebod ðín latum est mandatum tuum, Ps. Lamb. 118, 96. Se bráda sǽ the broad sea. Exon, 24 b; Th. 70, 28; Cri. 1145: Chr. 942; Erl. 116, 11; Edm. 5, Ps. Th. 79, 10. Beówulfe bráde ríce on hand gehwearf the broad realm passed into the hand of Beowulf, Beo. Th. 4421; B. 2207. Beorn monig seah on ðás beorhtan burg brádan ríces many a chief looked on this bright city of a broad realm, Exon. 124 b; Th, 478, 9; Ruin. 38. Ofer Babilóne brádum streáme we sittaþ we sit over the broad stream of Babylon, Ps. Th. 136, 1. On ðam brádan brime on the broad ocean, Exon. 55 a; Th. 194, 20; Az. 142. Se hearda þegn lét brádne méce brecan ofer bordweal the fierce thane caused his broad sword to break over the shield, Beo. Th. 5948; B. 2978. Ðú scealt ðínum breóstum tredan bráde eorþan thou shalt tread the broad earth on thy breast, Cd, 43; Th. 56, 5; Gen. 907: 83; Th. 105, 12; Gen. 1752: Ps. Th. 118, 32: Exon. 22 b; Th. 61, 29; Cri. 992. He him brád syleþ lond he will give him broad land, Exon. 88 a; Th. 331, 29; Vy. 75. On brád wæter on the broad water, Ps. Th. 105, 8: Salm. Kmbl. 552; Sal. 275. Ðá he healdan mihte brád swurd when he could hold his broad sword, Byrht. Th. 132, 12; By. 15: 136, 38; By. 163: Beo. Th. 3096; B. 1546. Bráde synd on worulde gréne geardas in the world there are broad green regions, Cd. 25; Th. 32, 29; Gen. 510. Of ðám brád blado sprýtan ongunnon thence broad leaves began to spring, 48; Th. 61, 8 ; Gen. 994. Engle and Seaxe ofer bráde brimu Brytene sóhton the Angles and Saxons sought Britain over the broad seas, Chr. 937; Erl. 115, 20, note; Æðelst. 71: Exon. 13 a; Th. 22, 25; Cri. 357. Sceolde he ða brádan lígas sécan he must seek the broad flames, Cd. 36; Th, 47, 20; Gen. 763. Hit mæg bión syxtig míla brád, oððe hwene brǽdre; and middeweard þrítig oððe brádre it may be sixty [of] miles broad, or a little broader; and midway thirty or broader, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 21, 1, 2. Ðeáh hit ǽlce geáre sý brádre and brádre though it is broader and broader every year, 2, 6; Bos. 50, 22. Ic eom brǽdre ðonne ðes wong gréna I am broader than this green plain, Exon. 111 a; Th. 425, 3; Rä. 41, 50: 111 b; Th, 426, 32; Rä. 41, 82. Ðæt býne land is easteweard brádost the inhabited land is broadest eastward, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 20. 45, Sume hyne slógon on his ansýne mid hyra brádum handum some smote him on his face with their open hands, Mt. Bos. 26, 67. Brád amplus, Ælfc. Gr. 37; Som. 39, 35. Seó sunne is swá brád swá eall eorþan ymbhwyrft, ac heó þincþ [MS. þingþ] us swýðe unbrád, forðamðe heó is swíðe feorr fram úrum gesihþum the sun is as large as the whole compass of the earth, but he [lit. she] appears to us very small [lit. un-broad], because he is very far from our sight, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 3, 8-11; Lchdm. iii. 236, 6-9. Ða steorran, ðe us lyttle þinceaþ [MS. þingeaþ], synd swýðe bráde the stars, which seem little to us, are very large, 3, 16; Lchdm. iii. 236, 14. Se deófol brohte him bráde stánas the devil brought large stones to him, Cd. 228; Th. 306, 31; Sat. 672. Byþ se niwa móna brádra [MS. braddra] gesewen the new moon appears [lit. is seen] larger, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 14, 14; Lchdm. iii. 264, 26. Ðǽr is bráde lond in heofonríce there is a spacious land in heaven's kingdom, Cd. 218; Th. 278, 2; Sat. 215. Hí bebúgaþ brádne hwyrft they shall inhabit the spacious orb, 190; Th. 236, 16; Dan. 322: Exon. 53 b; Th. 187, 29; Az. 38. Ðú gearwodest befóran me brádne beód thou preparedst a copious table before me, Ps. Th. 22, 6. Ge onsceáwiaþ beágas and brád gold ye will behold bracelets and ample gold, Beo. Th. 6201; B. 3105. Ic his cynn gedó brád and bresne I will make his race large and powerful, Cd. 134; Th. 169, 17; Gen. 2801. Brád earmbeáh a broad or large arm-bracelet; dextrocherium, Ælfc. Gl. 114; Som. 80, 30; Wrt. Voc. 61, 10. [Chauc. Wyc. brod, brood: R. Glouc. brod: Laym. braed, brad, brod: Orm. brad: Scot. braid, brade: Plat. breed: O. Sax. bréd: Frs. bred: O. Frs. bred, breid: Dut. breed: Ger. M. H. Ger. breit: O. H. Ger. breit: Goth. braids: Dan. Swed. bred: Icel. breiðr: Lat. latus for platus: Grk. πλατύs: Lith. platus: Zend frath-anh breadth: Sansk. prithu broad, wide; prith to extend.] DER. un-brád, wíd-.
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