denu
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.
denu
e; f : dene, an; f : dene, es; m. A plain, vale, dale, valley; vallis, convallis Seó denu ðe ðú gesáwe weallendum lígum vallis illa quam aspexisti flammis feventĭbus, Bd. 5, 12; S. 630, 3, note, MS. B. Seó stów ðǽr seó denu wæs the place where the valley was, 5, 12; S. 630, note 3, MS. T. Ǽlc denu biþ gefylled omnis vallis implebĭtur, Lk. Bos. 3, 5. Ðá becóme wit to ánre dene, seó wæs ormǽtlíce deóp and wíd, and forneán on lenge unge-endod we two then came to a valley, which was immensely deep and wide, and in length almost endless, Homl. Th. ii. 350, 6 : Bd. 5, 12; S. 627, 16 : Ps Lamb. 83, 7 : Bt. Met. Fox 7, 73; Met. 7, 37 : Salm. Kmbl. 458; Sal. 229. From Ebron dene de valle Hebron, Gen. 37, 14. He gebirgde hine on ðære dene Moab landes ongeán Phogor sepelīvit eum in valle terræ Moab contra Phogor, Deut. 34, 6. Dene getelda ic mete convallem tabernaculōrum dimētiar, Ps. Spl. 107, 7. Dena genihtsumiaþ of hwǽte volles abundābunt frumento, 64, 14 : Exon. 115 b; Th. 443,14; Kl. 30. Dene, nom pl. Exon. 56 a; Th. 199, 11; Ph. 24. Ðú ðe asendst wyllas on denum qui emittis fontes in convallĭbus, Ps. Lamb. 103, 10 : Exon. 107 b; Th. 409, 18; Rä. 28, 3. [It is often used as a termination of the names of places situate in a plain or valley, as Tenterden, etc.] DER. deáþ-denu.
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