gryre
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.
gryre
es; m. Horror, terror, dread, something horrible, dreadful Óðrum on gryre wǽron to neósienne aliis horrori erant visendum, Bd. 4, 27; S. 604, 27. Him ðæs egesa stód gryre fram ðam gáste terror was upon him therefore, horror from the spirit, Cd. 201; Th. 249, 6; Dan. 526: Exon. 116a; Th. 446, 12; Dóm. 21: 116b; Th. 447, 22; Dóm. 43. Wæs se gryre læssa the horror was less, Beo. Th. 2569; B. 1282. Se légdraca grimlíc gryre the firedrake, a fierce terror, 6074; B. 3041: Cd. 195; Th. 243, 20; Dan. 439. Wið ðæs egesan gryre against the terror of that fear, 197; Th. 245, 22; Dan. 467: 223; Th. 293, 13; Sat. 454. Ðæt he in ðone grimman gryre gongan sceolde that he should go into that fell and fearful place, Exon. 41a; Th. 136, 18; Gú. 543. Hie wyrd forsweóp on Grendles gryre fate has swept them off into the terrible power of Grendel, Beo. Th. 960; B. 478: Cd. 143; Th. 178, 32; Exod. 20. Mid gryrum ecga with the terrors of swords, Beo. Th. 971; B. 483: 1187; B. 591. [Laym. grure: A. R. grure: O. Sax. gruri.] DER. fǽr-, helle-, hinsíð-, leód-, wæl-, wésten-, wíg-gryre.
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