frum-sceaft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
frum-sceaft
e; f. I. the first creation, the creation, beginning, origin, original state or condition; prīma creātio, ŏrīgo, prīmĭtīva vel pristĭna condĭtio Sing me frumsceaft canta princĭpium creatūrārum, Bd. 4, 24; S. 597, 16. Moyses awrát ǽrest be frumsceafte Moses wrote first of the creation, Homl. Th. ii. 198, 15. Frumsceaft genesis, Jn. Skt. p. 1, 12. Gé mágon hwæt-hwego ongitan be eówrum frumsceafte, ðæt is God ye can in some measure understand concerning your origin, that is God, Bt. 26, 1; Fox 90, 4. Æt frumsceafte at the beginning , Exon. 99 a; Th. 371, 21; Seel. 79: Beo. Th. 89; 6. 45: Andr. Kmbl. 1593; An. 798. He cúðe frumsceaft fira feorran reccan he could relate the origin of men from [times] remote, Beo. Th. 182; B. 91. Fýr clymmaþ on gecyndo, cunnaþ hwænne móte on his frumsceaft, eft to his éþle fire climbeth in its nature, strives when it can towards its origin, back to its home, Salm. Kmbl. 831; Sal. 415. He forlǽt ǽrest lífes frumsceaft he first forsakes his original state of life, Bt. Met. Fox 17, 48; Met. 17, 24. II. a created being, creature; creātūra Hí héredon lífes Ágend, Fæder frumsceafta they praised the Lord of life, the Father of all created beings, Exon. 14 b; Th. 29, 33; Cri. 472: 84 a; Th. 317, 15; Mód. 66: Cd. 156; Th. 195, 9; Exod. 274.
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