GRUND
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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GRUND
es; m. I. ground, bottom, foundation; fundus, fundamentum Grund fundamentum, Lk. Skt. Lind. 14, 29: 6, 48: Rtl. 82, 34. Ǽlc sǽ ðeáh heó deóp sý hæfþ grund on ðære eorþan every sea, though it be deep, hath its bottom in the earth, Lchdm. iii. 254, 20. Hordweard sóhte georne æfter grunde the keeper of the hoard sought eagerly along the floor [of the cave], Beo. Th. 4577; 13. 2294: 5523; B. 2765: 5510; B. 2758. Grunde getenge deep in the earth, i. e. lying, as it were, at the bottom of a hole, Elen. Kmbl. 2226; El. 1114. Me to grunde teáh he drew me to the bottom [of the sea], Beo. Th. 1111; B. 553: Cd. 39; Th. 51, 29; Gen. 834. Ufan to grunde from top to bottom, 228; Th. 309, 2; Sat. 703: 229; Th. 310, 15; Sat. 726: Salm. Kmbl. 61; Sal. 31. Sió gítsung ðe nǽnne grund hafaþ avarice which hath no bottom, Bt. Met. Fox 8, 92; Met. 8, 46. Mid fótum ne mæg grund gerǽcan cannot reach the bottom with his feet, Salm. Kmbl. 453; Sal. 227: Beo. Th. 2739; B. 1367: Exon. 97 a; Th. 361, 34; Wol. 29. II. ground, earth, land, country, plain; terra, solum, campus Hie ðæt gild gebrǽcan and gefyldan eal óð grund they broke the idol to pieces and cast it all to the ground, Blickl. Homl. 221, 33. Eal ðes ginna grund all this spacious earth, Exon. 116 a; Th. 445, 23; Dóm. 12: Cd. 5; Th. 7, 11; Gen. 104. Eall eorþan grund all the earth, 192; Th. 240, 5; Dan. 382. We men on grunde we men on the earth, Hy. Grn. ii. 292, 39; Hy. 9, 39. Neól ic fére and be grunde græfe prone I go and along the ground dig, Exon. 106 a; Th. 403, 3; Rä. 22, 2: 128 a; Th. 491, 23; Rä. 81, 3. Geond ealne yrmenne grund through all the earth, 14 b; Th. 30, 20; Cri. 481: 66 a; Th. 243, 14; Jul. 10: Cd. 6; Th. 8, 35: Gen. 134: 69; Th. 83, 31; Gen. 1388: Exon. 57 b; Th. 205, 26; Ph. 118. He grund gesóhte he fell to the ground, Byrht. Th. 140, 13; By. 287: Andr. Kmbl. 3199; An. 1602. Grund and sund earth and sea, 1494; An. 748. Geond grunda fela through many lands, Exon. 87 a; Th. 326, 30; Víd. 136. On grundum on earth, 17 b; Th. 43, 1; Cri. 682: 18 b; Th. 46, 28; Cri. 744. Of grundum, 18 a; Th. 44, 13; Cri. 702. Rúme grundas swilce eác réðe streámas spacious plains and fierce streams, Judth. 12; Thw. 26, 30; Jud. 349. Gréne grundas, Andr. Kmbl. 1551; An. 777: Beo. Th. 2812; B. 1404: 4152; B. 2073: Chr. 937; Erl. 112, 15 ; Ædelst. 15. III. a depth, sea, abyss, hell; profundum, abyssus On sǽs grund in profundum maris, Mt. Kmbl. 18, 6. On grund in abissum, Lk. Skt. 8, 31. Grund eall forswealg the abyss swallowed up all, Andr. Kmbl. 3179; An. 1592. Sǽs sídne grund the sea's spacious depth; Exon. 93 a; Th. 349, 2; Sch. 40: Menol. Fox 323; Men. 113: Andr. Kmbl. 786; An. 393: 849: An. 425: Beo. Th. 3106: B. 1551. Wese ic earmum gelíc ðe on sweartne grund syððan astígaþ ero similis descendentibus in lacum, Ps. Th. 142, 7. Ic of grundum cleopode de profundis clamavi, 129, 1. Ofer deópnesse ealra grunda above the depth of all abysses, Blickl. Homl. 241, 9. Deorce grundas in abysses, Ps. Th. 134, 6: Cd. 213; Th. 265, 19; Sat. 10. Of grunde brymmes de profundo pelagi, Rtl. 61, 33. Of helle grunde from the depth of hell, Blickl. Homl. 67, 21: 85, 4: 33, 19: 65, 14. On helle grunde in the depth of hell, Th. Chart. 309, 8. Hét hine ðære sweartan helle grundes gýman bade him rule the black hell's abyss, Cd. 18; Th. 22, 25, 31; Gen. 346, 349. To grunde to hell, 219; Th. 281, 9; Sat. 269: 227; Th. 304, 21; Sat. 633. Gríp wið ðæs grundes stretch forth thy hands towards the abyss [hell], 228; Th, 308, 31; Sat. 701. Ðone deápan grund the deep abyss, Blickl. Homl. 103, 15. Hátne grund, Cd. 224; Th. 295.13; Sat. 485. Grimne grund, Exon. 30 a; Th. 93, 16; Cri. 1527. Súsla grund, Elen. Kmbl. 1885; El. 944. Ðás grimman grundas these grim depths, Cd. 21; Th. 26, 15; Gen. 407: Cd. 219; Th. 280, 23; Sat. 260. On ðám grundum helle tintreges in profundis tartari, Bd. 5, 14; S. 634, 25: Salm. Kmbl. 976; Sal. 488. [O. Sax. O. Frs. grund: Icel. grunnr the bottom [of the sea, etc.]: O. H. Ger. grunt fundus, profundum: Ger. grund: cf. Goth. afgrundiþa abyss; grundu-waddjus a foundation.] DER. bryten-, sǽ-, wæter-grund; un-grund.
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