fyrn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fyrn
adv. Formerly, long ago, of old; ōlim, prīdem, antīquĭtus Hú mæg ic ðæt findan ðæt swá fyrn gewearþ how can I find that which happened so long ago? Elen. Kmbl. 1261; El. 632: 1279; El. 641. Ðæt he bibúgan mǽge ðone bitran drync ðone Eue fyrn Adame geaf that he may escape the bitter drink which Eve of old gave to Adam, Exon. 45 b; Th. 154, 11; Gú. 841: 47 a; Th. 160, 20; Gú. 946: Cd. 128; Th. 163, 11; Gen. 2696. [O. Sax. forn, furn: O. H. Ger. forn prius, ōlim.] DER. ge-fyrn, un-,
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