ge-bǽru
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine, Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-bǽru
gen. e; acc. e, u; f : ge-bǽro; f. indecl. Or ge-bǽre; n; pl. u. See the cognate words at the end. [baero, bǽru a bearing] BEARING, state, habit or disposition of body or mind, manner, conduct, behaviour, demeanour, manners in society, society; gestus, hăbĭtus, mōres, consortium, consuētūdo Biþ swá fæger fugles gebǽru the bird's bearing [demeanour] is so pleasing, Exon. 57 b; Th. 206, 12; Ph. 125. We on gewritu setton þeóda gebǽru we have set in writing the conduct of the people, Elen. Kmbl. 1314; El. 659. Gehýrde beornes gebǽro she heard of the conduct of the man, 1416; El. 710. Ðæt he sceáwode monna gebǽru that he might behold men's behaviour, Exon. 38 b; Th. 127, 17; Gú. 387 : Ors. 4, l0; Bos. 92, 37. Swylce habban sceal blíðe gebǽro shall such have a blithe demeanour? Exon. 115 b; Th. 444, 8; Kl. 44 : 115 a; Th. 442, 31; Kl. 21. On gebǽrum ex hăbĭtu ejus, Bd. 4, 22; S. 591, 33 : Ps. Th. 34, 15. He swíðor lufade wífa gebǽra, ðonne wǽpnedmanna he loved the society of women more than of men, Ors. 1, 12; Bos. 35, 16. On ðæs wífes gebǽrum onfundon ðæs cyninges ðegnas ða unstilnesse by the woman's cries [?] the king's thanes discovered the disturbance, Chr. 755; Erl. 100, 2. Cf. Laym. wide me mihte iheren Brutten iberen, iii. 125. [O. Sax. gi-bári, n : O. H. Ger. ga-bári, n.]
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