FYRST
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FYRST
first, fierst, es; m. A space of time, time, respite, truce; spătium tempŏris, tempus constĭtūtum, intercăpēdo Næs hit lengra fyrst it was not a longer space of time, Beo. Th. 269; B. 134: 5104; B. 2555. Ne wæs se fyrst micel the respite was not great, Exon. 37 a; Th. 121, 32; Gú. 297. Æfter miclum fyrste post multum tempŏris, Mt. Bos. 25, 19: 26, 73: Ex. 17, 4: Boutr. Scrd. 18, 32: 20, 19. Hæfde nýdfara nihtlangne fyrst the fugitive had a night-long space, Cd. 154; Th. 191, 2; Exod. 208: Andr. Kmbl. 1668; An. 836: 2620; An. 1311. Fyrst næfdon ðæt hí ǽton nec spătium mandūcandi hăbēbant, Mk. Bos. 6, 31: Chr. 1004; Erl. 139, 22. Ðý fyrste in the time, Beo. Th. 5139; B. 2573. [Laym. first, uirst, urist, feorst: Orm. fresst: Plat. ferst, f: O. Sax. vrist. f; O. Frs. ferst, first, frist, n: Dut. Kil. verste, verst, frist, virst dilātio: Ger. frist, f: M. H. Ger. vrist, f: O. H. Ger. frist, f. mŏra, spătium: Dan. frist, m. f: Swed. frist, m.] DER. lang-fyrst.
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