ÉCE
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ÉCE
ǽce; gen. m. n. éces; gen. f. écre, écere; dat. m. n. écum; f. écre, écere; def. se écá, écea; seó, ðæt éce; gen. écan, écean; adj. Eternal, perpetual, everlasting; sempĭternus, æternus Ðis ys sóþlice éce líf hæc est autcm vīta æterna. Jn. Bos. 17, 3. Onwód éce feónd folcdriht wera the eternal foe pervaded the nation of men. Cd. 64; Th. 76, 23; Gen. 1261. Ðé síe éce hérenis eternal praise be to thee, Exon. 13 b; Th. 26, 10; Cri. 415. Ðæt is écu rest that is eternal rest, Bt. Met. Fox 13, 142; Met. 13, 71. Godes éce bearn God's eternal child, Exon. 18 b; Th. 46, 29; Cri. 744. Swá him se éca bebead as the Eternal bade him, Cd. 107; Th. 142, 28; Gen. 2368. Éces word the Eternal's word, Exon. 61 b; Th. 225, 33; Ph. 398. Fóre onsýne écan Dryhtnes before the face of the eternal Lord, 64 b; Th. 238, 7,; Ph. 600. To écre gemynde for a continual remembrance, Homl. Blick. 127, 22. Wæs me andfencge écere hǽlu tu es susceptor salūtis meæ æternæ, Ps. Th. 88, 23. Ic þanc secge écum Dryhtne I say thanks to the eternal Lord, Beo. Th. 5584; B. 2796. Andetaþ ðam écean Gode confitēmĭni Deo æterno. Ps. Th. 135, 27. Cégaþ his écne naman invocāte nōmen ejus æternum, 104, 1. On ðone écan eard ussa sáwla to the eternal region of our souls, Bt. Met. Fox 23, 21; Met. 23, 11. He him éce meaht geceás he chose to himself eternal power, Exon. 45 b; Th. 154, 34; Gú. 852. He us sealde éce staðelas he gave us eternal seats, 17 b; Th. 41, 26; Cri. 661. Se ðe ða écan ágan wille sóþan gesǽlþa he who will possess the eternal true felicities. Bt. Met. Fox 7, 57; Met. 7, 29. Ðæt he walde écra gestealda that he shall rule the eternal mansions. Elen. Kmbl. 1601; El. 802. Eorþan ðú gefyllest éxeum wæstmum thou fillest the earth with eternal fruits. Ps. Th. 64, 9. Se mec ána mæg écan meahtum geþeón þrymme who alone by his eternal powers can tame me with power, Exon. 111 b; Th. 427, 12; Rä. 41, 90. [Orm. eche: O. Sax. éwig: O. Frs. ewch, ewig, iowich, iowigh: Dut. eeuwig: Ger. ewig: M. H. Ger. éwic, éwec: O. H. Ger. éwíg: Goth. ayuk-duþs eternity: Dan. Swed. evig.] DER. efen-éce.
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