DÚN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
DÚN
e; pl. nom. acc. dúna, dúne; f. A mountain, hill, DOWN; mons, collis Seó dún, ðe se Hǽlend ofastáh, getácnode heofenan ríce the mountain, from which Jesus descended, betokened the kingdom of heaven, Homl. Th. i. 120, 21: 502, 2, 7: Exon. 101 b; Th. 384, 1; Rä. 4, 21. Ðeós dún hic mons, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 39; Som. 12, 58: 5; Som. 4, 8: Ps. Lamb. 67, 16: Wrt. Voc. 80, 42. Hie be hliðe heáre dúne eorþscræf fundon they found an earth-cavern by the slope of a high hill, Cd. 122 ; Th. 156, 26; Gen. 2594: Homl. Th. i. 502, 13. Betwux ðære dúne Sion, and ðam munte Oliueti between mount Sion and the mount of Olives, i. 440. 15: 502, 2, 9: 120, l0. Genóh lange ge wunodon on ðisse dúne sufficit vobis, quod in hoc monte mansistis, Deut. 1, 6: Gen. 31, 54: Mt. Bos. 24, 3. Stópon stíðhycgende on ða dúne up the stout-hearted went aloft upon the hill, Elen. Kmbl. 1430; El. 717: Bt. Met. Fox 19, 20; Met. 19, 10: Cd. 228; Th. 307, 21; Sat. 683. Ðec heá duna hérgen high downs praise thee, Exon. 54 b; Th. 193, 6; Az. 117. Of denum and of dúnum from dells and from downs, 107 b; Th. 409, 18; Rä. 28, 3: Cd. 69; Th. 84, 15; Gen. 1398: 71; Th. 85, 28; Gen. 1421. Seó wiht dúna briceþ the creature will burst the hills, Exon. 109 b; Th. 420, 6; Rä. 39, 6. Wurdon behelede ealle ða héhstan dúna under ealre heofenan. And ðæt wæter wæs fíftyne fæðma deóp ofer ða héhstan dúna operti sunt omnes montes excelsi sub unĭverso cælo. Quindĕcim cŭbĭtis altior fuit aqua super montes, quæ operuĕrat, Gen. 7, 19, 20. He gehleápeþ heá dúne he shall leap the high downs, Exon. 18 a; Th. 45, 10; Cri. 717. Seó stów is on Oliuetes dúne ufeweardre the place is on the high mount of Olives, Homl. Blick. 125, 19. [R. Glouc. dounes hills: Laym. dune, f: Orm. dun a hill: Plat. dünen sandhills on the seashore: Dut. duin, n: Kil. duyne agger mărīnus: Ger. düne, f: O. H. Ger. dún, dúna mons: Fr. dune, f: Span. dúnas, pl. f: Ital. dúna, f. an elevation of sand thrown up by the sea: Ir. dun, m. a fortified hill, fortress: Corn. dun, din, f. a hill.] DER. a-dún, -dúne, of-.
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