ge-met
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-met
es; nom. acc. pl. -u, -a; n. I. a measure, space, distance; mensura, spatium, intervallum Gefylle gé ðæt gemet eówra fædera vos implete mensuram patrum vestrorum, Mt. Bos. 23, 32. On ðam ylcan gemete ðe gé metaþ qua mensura mensi fueritis, Mt. Bos. 7, 2: Mk. Bos. 4, 24: Lk. Bos. 6, 38: Cd. 80; Th. 101, 4; Gen. 1677. Betweonan Eferwíc and six míla gemete between York and a distance of six miles, L. N. P. L. 56; Th. ii. 298, 27. II. that by which anything is measured, a measure; mensura, modius, satum Gemeta and gewihta rihte man georne let measures and weights be carefully rectified, L. C. S. 9; Th. i. 380, 24. Hæbbe ǽlc man rihte gemetu modius æqualis et verus erit tibi, Deut. 25, 15: Lev. 6, 20: 10, 36. On þrím gemetum melwes in furinæ saris tribus, Mt. Bos. 13. 33: Lk. Bos. 13, 21. III. measure, capacity, ability, power, etc; mensura, facultas, potestas, vis Ne sceal se Dryhtnes þeów in his mód-sefan máre gelufian eorþan ǽhtwelan, ðonne his ánes gemet, ðæt he his líchoman láde hæbbe the Lord's servant shall not in his mind love more of earth's riches than his own measure, that he may have support for his body, Exon. 38 a; Th. 125, 25; Gú. 359. Nis ðæt monnes gemet it is not man's ability, 92 b; Th. 348, 12; Sch. 27. Næs ðá monna gemet, ne mægen engla, ðæt eów mihte helpan there was then no power of men, no angel's might, that could help you, Cd. 224; Th. 295, 22; Sat. 490. Ofer mín gemet above my power, Beo. Th. 5750; B. 2879: 5059; B. 2533: Ps. Th. 59, 11: 107, 12. IV. a fit or proper measure, and so metaph. measure, proportion, moderation, bounds, limit, boundary, means, way, manner; mensura, modus, finis, terminus, limes, ratio Ðý læs he of gemete hweorfe lest he turn from moderation, Exon. 78 b; Th. 294, 35; Crä. 25: 83 a; Th. 312, 18; Seef. 111. He gemet ne con gemearcian his múþe mód síne he cannot set bounds to his mouth by his understanding, 88 a; Th. 330, 17; Vy. 52. Gytsung gemet nát avarice knows no bounds, Scint. 25. Ðás miclan gemetu middan-geardes these great boundaries of middle-earth, Exon. 20 a; Th. 52, 1; Cri. 827: Andr. Kmbl. 617; An. 309. Eal ic hit arǽfnede ðæt ic eów æteówe hwylcum gemete gé sceolan arǽfnan I suffered it all to shew you how you ought to suffer, Blickl. Homl. 237, 12. Ealle gemete omni modo, Bd. 1, 27; S. 491, 9. Ðysses gemetes hujusmodi, 2, 1; S. 500, 18: 4, 9; S. 577, 7: 4, 19; S. 589, 18. On ðam gemete quemadmodum, Ps. Spl. 36, 2, 21: 32, 22. V. a rule, order, law; norma, regula, lex Fram ðám he ðæt gemet leornode regollíces þeódscipes a quibus normam disciplinæ regularis didicerat, Bd. 3, 23; S. 554, 35. Gemetu normulæ, Cot. 138: Exon. 93 a; Th. 349, 14; Sch. 46. Ðínes múþes gemet lex oris tui, Ps. Th. 118, 72. VI. 1. a mood, the inflection of a verb expressing the mode or manner of action or being, abstracted from time-tense tíd q.v. and person hád IV. q.v: such as, indicative gebícnigendlíc, q.v: imperative bebeódendlíc, q.v. subjunctive under-þeódendlíc, q.v: infinitive unge-endigendlíc, q.v; modus Modus is gemet oððe ðare sprǽce wíse a mood is mode [manner] or the manner [wise] of speaking, Ælfc. Gr. 21; Sm. 23, 17. 2. a poetical measure, metre; metrum And ðám wordum sóna monig word in ðæt ylce gemet Gode wyrðes songes to geþeódde et eis mox plura in eundem modum verba Deo digni, carminis adjunxit, Bd. 4, 24; S. 597, 26. [O. Sax. gi-met : O. H. Ger. ki-mez.] DER. eln-gemet, un-. v. metan.
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