fore
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Preposition
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fore
= for, q. v; prep. dat. acc. I. for, on account of, for the sake of; pro, propter, per; with the dative; cum dătīvo Ne syndon to lufianne ða wísan fore stówum, ac for gódum wísum stówe syndon to lufianne non pro lŏcis res, sed pro bŏnis rēbus lŏca amanda sunt, Bd. 1, 27; 8. 489, 41. Fore miltsum for his mercies. Exon. 46 b; Th. 159, 25; Gú. 932. He láþ biþ ǽghwǽr fore his wonsceaftum he is everywhere unwelcome on account of his misfortunes, 87 b; Th. 329, 10; Vy. 32. He fore his mondryhtne módsorge wæg he bare mental sorrow for his master, Exon. 48 a; Th. 165, 5; Gú. 1024. Nó mearn fore fǽhþe and fyrene he mourned not on account of his enmity and crime, Beo. Th. 273; B. 136. Gé scofene wurdon fore oferhygdum in éce fýr ye were thrust into eternal fire on account of pride, Exon. 41 b; Th. 140, 6; Gú. 606. II. = for, q.v. for, on account of, for the sake of; pro, propter, per; with the accusative; cum accusātīvo Gehálgode fore hine Damiánum consecrāvit pro eo Damiānum, Bd. 3, 20; S. 550, 33. III. sometimes fore is separated from its case, v. III. in fóre Ðæt he hine fore gebǽde that he might pray for him, Bd. 5, 5; S. 618, 2. He ahongen wæs fore moncynnes mánforwyrhtum he was hanged for the evil deeds of mankind, Exon. 24 a; Th. 67, 27; Cri. 1095. Se þegn fore fæder dǽdum swefeþ the thane sleeps for his father's deeds, Beo. Th. 4125; B. 2059.
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