fæger
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fæger
fægr; comp. m. fægerra; f. n. fægerre; sup. -est, -ost, -ast, -ust; adj. [fæger beauty, fairness] FAIR, beautiful, joyous, pleasant, pleasing, sweet; pulcher, dĕcōrus, lætus, jucundus, dulcis Swá fæger swá swá Alcibiades wæs as fair as Alcibiades was, Bt. 32, 2; Fox 116, 18, 24, 25. Seó wæs fæger which was fair, Bd. 1, 7; S. 478, 22, 23. On hrusan ne feól fæger foldbold the fair earthly dwelling fell not on the ground, Beo. Th. 1550; B. 773: 2278; B. 1137. Biþ swá fæger fugles gebǽru the bird's bearing is so pleasing, Exon. 57 b; Th. 206, 11; Ph. 125. Hió dumb wunaþ, hwæðre hyre is on fóte fæger hleóðor it continues dumb, yet there is in its foot a sweet voice, 108 b; Th. 414, 9; Rä. 32, 17. Wæs geforþad ðín fægere weorc thy beautiful work was done, Hy. 9, 24; Hy. Grn ii. 291, 24. Mín se éca dǽl fægran botles brúceþ my eternal part shall enjoy a fair mansion, Exon. 38 a; Th. 125, 13; Gú. 353. Is mín flǽsc swylce, for fægrum ele, frécne onwended căro mea immūtāta est propter ŏleum, Ps. Th. 108, 24. Us wuldres weard þurh láre speón to ðam fægeran gefeán the Lord of glory drew us by his teaching to fair joy, Andr. Kmbl. 1195; An. 598. Forht ic wæs for ðære fægran gesyhþe I was terrified at the beautiful sight, Rood Kmbl. 41; Kr. 21. Segnas stódon on fægere swég the banners rose at the joyous sound, Cd. 170; Th. 214, 8; Exod. 566. Wíte ðú ðæt ðú ánforléte Dryhtnes ðone fægran gefeán know thou that thou didst lose the Lord's fair joy, Elen. Kmbl. 1894; El. 949: Exon. 33 a; Th. 105, 6; Gú. 19. Gif ðú gesihst ansíne ðíne fægere blisse getácnaþ if you see your face fair it betokens bliss, Lchdm. iii. 212, 30, 31. Óþ-ðæt heó reste stówe fægere funde until she found a joyous resting-place, Cd. 72; Th. 88, 18; Gen. 1467. Se ǽðela geaf giestlíðnysse fægre on flette the noble gave a fair entertainment in his abode, 112; Th. 147, 29; Gen. 2447: Exon. 123 b; Th. 474, 27; Bo. 37. Cyning wæs ðý blíðra on fyrhþsefan þurh ða fægeran gesihþ the king was blither in his mind through the joyous vision, Elen. Kmbl. 196; El. 98. Ic ðé on ða fægran foldan gesette I set thee on the pleasant earth, Exon. 28 a; Th. 85, 12; Cri. 1390: 41 b; Th. 139, 30; Gú. 601. He wíc áhte fæger and freólíc he had a dwelling fair and goodly, Cd. 83; Th. 103, 22; Gen. 1722. Ginsmas stódon fægere æt foldan sceátum beautiful gems stood at the extremities of the earth, Rood Kmbl. 14; Kr. 8. Folcstede fægre wǽron the towns were pleasant, Cd. 91; Th. 116, 9; Gen. 1933: Exon. 26 b; Th. 79, 23; Cri. 1295. Ðeáh he fæger word útan ætýwe although it outwardly shew fair words, Frag. Kmbl. 31; Leás. 17. Swá beóþ gelíce ða leásan men ða ðe mid tungan treówa gehátaþ fægerum wordum such resemble false men who with the tongue promise fidelity in fair words, 48; Leás. 26: Ps. Th. 89, 17. Wyllan onspringaþ fægrum foldwylmum wells spring forth with pleasant bubblings from earth, Exon. 56 b; Th. 202, 3; Ph. 64: 64 b; Th. 238, 26; Ph. 610. Heofon is betera, and heálícra, and fægerra ðonne eall his innung, búton monnum ánum the heaven is better, and higher, and fairer than all which it includes, except men alone, Bt. 32, 2; Fox 116, 10: Exon. 43 b; Th. 147, 2; Gú. 720. Ne hýrde ic síþ ne ǽr on égstreáme idese lǽdan mægen fægerre I never heard before or since that a female led on the ocean-stream a fairer power, Elen. Kmbl. 484; El. 242. Ðǽr hí sceáwiaþ frætwe fægerran [MS. fægran] where they behold a fairer decoration, Exon. 60 b; Th. 221, 5; Ph. 330. Hí to ðam fægrestan heofonríces gefeán hweorfan móstan they might depart to the fairest joy of heaven's realm, Exon. 45 a; Th. 152, 14; Gú. 808. Wlitig is se wong eall mid ðám fægrestum foldan stencum all the plain is beauteous with the sweetest odours of earth, 56 a; Th. 198, 10; Ph. 8. Ðé is neorxna wang boldwéla fægrost paradise is to thee the fairest dwelling of happiness, Andr. Kmbl. 206; An. 103. Óþ-ðæt he Adam gearone funde, and his wíf somed, freó fægroste until he found Adam ready, and his wife also, fairest woman, Cd. 23; Th. 29, 28; Gen. 457. Se biþ gefeán fægrast that shall be the sweetest of joys, Exon. 32 b; Th. 102, 1; Cri. 1666. Fægerust mægþa sóhte weroda God the fairest of virgins sought the God of hosts, Menol. Fox 294; Men. 148: 226; Men. 114. [Chauc. faire: Laym. fæiȝer, fæire, fære, faire, feier, ueir: O. Sax. fagar: M. H. Ger. fager: O. H. Ger. fagar: Goth. fagrs adapted, fit: Dan. fager, fauer, faver: Swed. fager: Icel. fagr.] DER. un-fæger.
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