EAR
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
EAR
es; n. An EAR of corn; spīca Seó eorþe wæstm beraþ, ǽrest gærs, syððan ear, syððan fulne hwǽte on ðam eare terra fructĭfĭcat, primum herbam, deinde spīcam, deinde plēnum frumentum in spīca, Mk. Bos. 4, 28. Ða seofon fullan ear getácniaþ seofon wæstmbǽre geár and wélige septem spīcæ plēnæ septem ubertātis anni sunt, Gen. 41, 26, 27. Pharao rehte Iosepe be ðám oxum and be ðám earum Pharaoh told Joseph of the oxen and of the ears [of corn ], Gen. 41, 17. Híg ongunnun pluccian ða ear cœpērunt vellĕre spīcas, Mt. Bos. 12, 1: Mk. Bos. 2, 23: Lk. Bos. 6, 1. Him þuhte, ðæt he gesáwe seofon ear weaxan on ánum healme fulle and fægre septem spīcæ pullŭlābant in culmo uno plēnæ atque formōsæ, Gen. 41, 5: Lev. 23, 22: Deut. 23, 25. [Wyc. eere, ere: R. Glouc. eres, pl: Plat, aar, aare: Dut. aar, f: Ger. ähre, f; äher, n: M. H. Ger. äher, eher, n: O. H. Ger. ahir, eher, n: Goth. ahs, n: Dan. Swed. Icel. ax, n. Grimm supposes the root of these words to be ak sharp, and refers to Lat. acus, acies, acidus: Ger. ecke a corner.]
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