HEARD
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
HEARD
hard; adj. HARD, harsh, austere, severe, rigorous, stern, stubborn, firm, hardy, brave Hond and heard sweord the hand and the hard blade, Beo. Th. 5011; B. 2509. Ic wát ðæt ðú eart heard mann scio quia homo durus es, Mt. Kmbl. 25, 24. Heard is ðeós sprǽc this is an hard saying; durus est hic sermo, Jn. Skt. 6, 60. Heó wæs ǽror ðam cynge hire suna swíðe heard she had been before very hard to the king her son, Chr.1043; Erl. 168, 36: Cd. 103; Th. 136, 20; Gen. 2261. Se mon se ðe nú démeþ ðǽm earmun búton mildheortnesse, ðonne biþ ðam eft heard dóm geteód the man who now judges the poor without mercy, on him shall a hard sentence be then passed in requital, Blickl. Homl. 95, 36: Cd. 22; Th. 28, 7; Gen. 432. Him nǽnig gewin hér on worlde tó lang ne tó heard þuhte no labour here in the world seemed to him too long or too hard, Blickl. Homl. 227, 3; Cd. 17; Th. 20, 30; Gen. 317. Hunger se hearda severe famine, 86; Th. 108, 32; Gen. 1815. Ðǽr wæs heard plega wælgára wrixl there was hard fighting exchange of deadly darts, 93; Th. 120, 5; Gen. 1989: Elen. Kmbl. 229; El. 115. Hé wæs ánrǽd heard and hygeróf he was resolute, hardy and noble-minded, Andr. Kmbl. 465; An. 233: Beo. Th. 689; B. 342. Ðes hearda heáp this stout band, 868: B. 432. Wíges heard bold in battle, 1776; B. 886: Exon. 78 b; Th. 295, 27; Crä. 39; Byrht. Th. 135, 38; By. 130: Andr. Kmbl. 1677; An. 841. Hé wæs heardes cynnes he was of a brave race, Byrht. Th. 139. 39; By. 266. Ðone deópan grund ðæs hátan léges and ðæs heardan léges the deep abyss of hot and cruel flame, Blick. Homl. 103, 15. Hine ðá gegyrede mid hǽrenum hrægle swíðe heardum and unwinsumum he clothed himself with raiment of hair very hard and unpleasant, 221, 24. Ic hafu gecnáwen on heardum hyge ðæt ðú hǽlend eart middangeardes I have acknowledged in my stubborn heart that thou art the saviour of the world, Elen. Kmbl. 1614; El. 800. Beóp ðé hungor and þurst hearde gewinnan hunger and thirst will be hard adversaries to thee, Exon. 36 b; Th. 118, 28; Gú. 246. Ða heardan heortan the hard hearts, Past. 21, 3; Swt. 154, 2. Ða heardan þrowunga ðe hé ádreág the hard sufferings that he endured, Blickl. Homl. 97, 15. Ic hine heardan clammum wríðan þohte I thought to bind him with hard bonds, Beo. Th. 1931; B. 963. Mé þinceþ ðæt ðú wǽre ðám ungelǽredum mannum heardra ðonne hit riht wǽre videtur mihi quia durior justo indoctis auditoribus fuisti, Bd. 3, 5; S. 527, 32. Hige sceal ðé heardra ðé úre mægen lytlaþ our courage shall be the stouter as our force lessens, Byrht. Th. 140, 62; By. 312. Nó is gefrægn heardran feohtan I have never heard of a harder fight, Beo. Th. 1157; B. 576. Nǽfre hé ǽr ne siððan heardran hæle fand never before or since did he find a stouter warrior, 1442; B. 719. Se líchoma ðonne on ðone heardestan stenc and on ðone fúlostan biþ gecyrred the body then shall be turned to the strongest and foulest stench, Blickl. Homl. 59, 12. Ða ðe gecwedene syndon ða heardestan men who [the Scythians] are said to be very hardy men, Ors. 1, 2; Swt. 30, 3. [Goth. hardus: O. Sax. hard: O. Frs. herd: Icel. harðr: O. H. Ger. hart, harti, hert, herti durus, rigidus, asper, acer: Ger. hart.]
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