EALDOR
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine, Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
EALDOR
aldor, es, ; n: e; f? I. life; vita Ealdres æt ende at life's end, Beo. Th. 5573; B. 2790. Ðe him wolde ealdres geunnan which would grant him life, Andr. Kmbl. 2263; An. 1133. On ðissum ealdre in this life, Ps. Th. 87, 14. Deáþ geþryðeþ ealdor ánra gehwæs death expels the life of every one, Exon. 62 b; Th. 231, 10; Ph. 487. Nalles for ealdre mearn he cared not for life, Beo. Th. 2889; B. 1442. He æt wíge gecrang ealdres scyldig he succumbed in battle, his life forfeiting, 2680; B. 1338: 4128; B. 2061. Ne wæs me feorh ðá gén ealdor in innan there was as yet no soul, no life within me, Exon. 103 a; Th. 391, 10; Rä. 10, 3 : Andr. Kmbl. 2276; An. 1139: Salm. Kmbl. 711; Sal. 355. Swá biþ geóguþe þeáw, ðǽr ðæs ealdres egsa ne stýreþ so is the wont of youth, where fear of life checks not, Exon. 38 b; Th. 127, 24; Gú. 391. On ealdre ealre in the whole life, Ps. Th. 126, 6. II. age, in the expressions, on ealdre, on aldre ever; unquam and to ealdre always; semper, which are used not only with regard to the duration of life, but also in general for an unlimited period of time, independently or with the addition of á, áwa, ǽfre, æfter, éce as well in positive as in negative sentences Ne mæg hine on ealdre ǽnig onhréran non commovēbĭtur in æternum, Ps. Th. 124, 1: 79, 15. Ne weorþe ic on ealdre ǽfre gescended non confundar in æternum, 70, 1: 118, 80. Ic ǽr ǽfre on ealdre ne wolde melda weorþan I never before would be the narrator, Exon. 50 b; Th. 175, 29; Gú. 1202. Him gewearþ yrmþu to ealdre misery was to them for ever, 73a; Th. 272, 24; Jul. 504. Á to ealdre, 116 a; Th. 446, 28; Dóm. 29. Ǽfre to ealdre, 56 b; Th. 200, 13; Ph. 40. Áwa to ealdre, 14b; Th. 30, 13; Cri. 479. Éce to ealdre, 18 a; Th. 43, 17; Cri. 690: Menol. Fox 303; Men. 153. [O. Sax. aldar, n. ætas: O. Frs. alder age in alderlong : Dut. ouder in ouder-dom lifetime : Ger. M. H. Ger. alter, n. age : O. H. Ger. altar, n. ætas, ævum, vĕtustas, sĕnectus: Goth. alds, f. ævum: Dan. alder, m. f. age : Swed. ålder, m. age: Icel. aldr, m. age, life, period, everlasting life.]
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