for-ðam
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Conjunction
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for-ðam
for-ðæm, for-ðan, for-ðon, for-ðam-ðe, for-ðæm-ðe, for-ðan-ðe, for-ðon-ðe; conj, [for that which] For that, for that reason which, for, because; nam, quia Eádige synd ða gástlícan þearfan, forðam hyra ys heofena ríce blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, Mt. Bos. 5, 3: Ps. Spl. 24, 22: Beo. Th. 301; B. 149: Cd. 167; Th. 209, 30; Exod. 507: Runic pm. 20; Kmbl. 343, 15; Hick. Thes. i. 135, 40. Swíðost he fór ðyder for ðǽm horshwælum, forðæm hí habbaþ swýðe æðele bán on hyra tóþum he went there chiefly for the walruses, because they have very good bone in their teeth, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 20, 16, 28: Bt. Met. Fox 5, 76; Met. 5, 38. Me ðæt gelǽrdon leóde míne ðæt ic ðé sóhte, forðan hie mægenes cræft mínne cúðon my people counselled me that I should seek thee, because they knew my capacity of strength, Beo. Th. 840; B. 418: Ps. Spl. 6, 2: Apstls. Kmbl. 93; Ap. 47: Menol. Fox 42; Men. 21. Hí wíte þoliaþ forðon hie þegnscipe Godes forgýmdon they suffer torment because they neglected the service of God, Cd. 18; Th. 21, 19; Gen. 326: Exon. 10 a; Th. 11, 11; Cri. 169: Beo. Th. 4688; B. 2349: Ps. Spl. 11, 1: Bd. 4, 19; S. 587, 30. Eádige synd ða ðe nú wépaþ, forðamðe hí beóþ gefréfrede blessed are they who weep now, for they shall be comforted, Mt. Bos. 5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12: Cd. 184; Th. 230, 1; Dan. 226: Bt. Met. Fox 20, 73; Met. 20, 37. Næfþ ðys word [willan] nǽnne imperātīvum, forðanðe se willa sceall beón ǽfre frig this verb [to will] has no imperative, for the will must always be free, Ælfc. Gr. 32; Som. 36, 11: Homl. Th. ii. 290, 1, 3, 25. Forðonðe sió sunne ðǽr gǽþ neár on setl, ðonne on óðrum lande, ðǽr syndon lýðran wedera ðonne on Brittannia because the sun in its setting goes nearer there than in any other land, there are milder weathers than in Britain, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 24, 20, 32: Mt. Bos. 7, 13: Ps. Spl. 1, 7: Exon. 25 b; Th. 74, 7, Cri. 1203: Beo. Th. 1010; B. 503.
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