FEÐER
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FEÐER
gen. dat. acc. feðere; pl. nom. acc. feðera, feðra, feðre; f. I. a FEATHER; penna, plūma Mid níre [ = niwre] feðere with a new feather, Herb. 122, 1; Lchdm. i. 234, 13: L. M. 1, 39; Lchdm. ii. 102, 8. Gedó feðere on ele put a feather in oil, L. M. 1, 18; Lchdm. ii. 62, 11. Swanes feðre, nom. pl. swan's feathers, Exon. 57b; Th. 207, 6; Ph. 137. Wurp ða feðera wið æftan ðæt weofod plŭmas projĭciet prŏpe altāre. Lev. 1, 16: Cd. 72; Th. 88, 26; Gen. 1471. Se fenix ascæceþ feðre the phœnix shakes its feathers, Exon. 58a;Th. 207, 21; Ph. 145: 58b; Th. 212, 5; Ph. 205. Feðrum bifongenc clad with feathers, 61a; Th. 224, 23; Ph. 380: Bt. Met. Fox 24, 10; Met. 24, 5. II. in the pl. sometimes used for Wings; ālæ, pennæ Mec wǽgun feðre on lifte wings bore me in air, Exon. 107b; Th. 409, 20; Rä. 28, 4. Ic hæbbe swíðe swifte feðera, ðæt ic mæg fliógan ofer ðone heán hróf ðæs heofones I have very swift wings, that I can fly over the high roof of heaven, Bt. 36, 2; Fox 174, 4: Ps. Lamb. 54, 7: 138, 9. He gesihþ brimfuglas brǽdan feðra he sees sea-fowls spread their wings, Exon. 77a; Th. 289, 13; Wand. 47. Cómon earnas on flyhte, feðerum hrémige eagles came in flight, exulting in their wings, Andr. Kmbl. 1728; An. 866: Bt. Met. Fox 24, 17; Met. 24, 9. Fugel feðrutn strong a bird strong of wings, Exon. 57a; Th. 203, 18; Ph. 86: 57b; Th. 206, 7; Ph. 123: 58a; Th. 208, 29; Ph. 163: 106b; Th. 222, 11; Ph. 347. III. what is made of a feather, A pen; penna, călămus Feðer a pen; penna, Wrt. Voc. 75, 16. Nim ðíne feðere and wrít fíftig take thy pen and write fifty, Lk. Bos. 16, 6. [Chauc. feder: Plat. fedder: O. Sax. fethera, f: Dut. veder, veer, f; Ger. feder, f: M. H. Ger. vëdere, vëder, f: O. H. Ger. fedara, f: Dan. fjeder, m. f: Swed. fjäder, m. Icel. fjoðr, f; Lat. penna, old forms pesna, petna, f: Grk. πtau;ερόν, n. a feather; πέτομαι to fly: Sansk. pat to fly.] DER. halsre-feðer, hleow-, wríting-, v. fiðere.
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