ge-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.
ge-fyrn
adv. [fyrn formerly] Formerly, long ago, of old, of yore; olim, pridem Hú ne wǽran ðás gefyrn forþgewitene were not these long ago departed? Bt. 19; Fox 70, 9. Ðú mid Fæder ðínne gefyrn wǽre efenwesende thou with thy father of old was co-existent, Exon. 12 b; Th. 22, 10; Cri. 349 : 12 a; Th. 19, 16; Cri. 301. Gefyrn hí dydun dǽdbóte on hǽran and on axan olim cĭlĭcio et cĭnĕre pænĭtentiam egissent, Mt. Bos. 11, 21 : Lk. Bos. 10; 13 : Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 39, 57. Gefyrn pridem, 38; Som. 39, 56. Gefyrn ǽr formerly, Bt. 33, 3; Fox 126, 30 : 37, 1; Fox 186, 25 : Chr. 892; Erl. 89, 1.
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