FÓR
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Preposition
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FÓR
fóre; prep. dot. acc. Before, fore; ante, cŏram, in conspectu, præsente vel audiente ălĭquo, præ, priusquam. I. dat Fór Gode and fór [fóre Cott.] mannum cōram Deo et hŏmĭnĭbus. Bd. 5, 20; S. 641, 37. He for eaxlum gestód Deniga freán he stood before the shoulders of the lord of the Danes, Beo. Th. 72256. 358. Fór horde before the hoard, Beo. Th. 5555; B. 2781. Ic hefde dreám micelne fír Meotode I had great joy before the Creator, Cd. 214; Th. 269, 34; Sat. 83. We for Dryhtene iu dreámas hefdon we formerly had joys before the Lord, 214; Th. 267, 26: Sat. 44. He gehálgode fír heremægene wín of wætere and wendan hét he hallowed before the multitude wine from water and bade it change, Andr. Kmbl. 1172; An. 586. Geónge þúhton men fór his eágum they seemed young men before his eyes, Cd. 111; Th. 146, 28; Gen. 2429. Wlytig heaw fór bearnum manna spĕciōsus forma præ filiis hŏmĭnum. Ps. Spl. 44, 3. II. acc Ne dear forþgán fór ðé I dare not come forth before thee, Cd. 40; Th. 54, 2; Gen. 871. He his módor fór ealle menn geweorþode he esteemed his mother before all mankind, Rood Kmbl. 184; Kr. 93. Fór ðæt folc cōram pŏpŭlo, Ps. Th. 67, 8. [Wyc. for- fore-, as for-goer a fore-goer: Plat, vor: O. Sax. for, far, fur, furi: Dut. voor: Ger. vor: M. H. Ger. vor, vore: O. H. Ger. fora, furi: Goth. faur, faura: Dan. for: Swed. för: Icel. fyrir: Lat. præ: Grk. πρό before: Sansk. pra- before..]
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