hearm-stæf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hearm-stæf
es; m. Hurt, harm, sorrow, trouble, affliction Wé nú gehýraþ hwǽr ús hearmstafas onwócan we now hear whence troubles arose for us, Cd. 45; Th. 58, 1; Gen. 939. Ne móstun hý Gúþláces gæste sceððan ... ac hý áhófun hearmstafas they might not injure Guthlac's spirit ... but they raised up troubles, Exon. 35 b; Th. 115, 35; Gú. 200. [Cf. other compounds of stæf]
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