hearpe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hearpe
hærpe, an; f. A harp Hearpe cithara, Wrt. Voc. 73, 56: Ps. Th. 56, 10. Psalm æfter hærpan sang canticum: ǽr hærpan sang psalmus, Ælfc. Gl. 34; Som. 62, 57, 58; Wrt. Voc. 28, 37, 38. Ðǽr was hearpan swég there was the sound of the harp, Beo. Th. 179; B. 89: 4908; B. 2458: 6039; B. 3023: 4517; B. 2262: 4221; B. 2107. Se hearpan ǽrest handum sínum hlyn áwehte he first awaked with his hands the sound of the harp, Cd. 52; Th. 66, 5; Gen. 1079. Ðonne ðǽr wæs blisse intingan gedémed ðæt hí ealle sceoldan þurh endebyrdnesse be hearpan singan ðonne he geseah ða hearpan him neálǽcean ðonne árás hé cum esset lætitiæ causa ut omnes per,ordinem cantare deberent ille ubi adpropinquare sibi citharam cernebat surgebat, Bd. 4, 24; S. 597. 6. Ic ðé on sealmfatum singe he hearpan psallam tibi in cithara, Ps. Th. 70, 20: Exon. 86 b; Th. 325, 1; Víd. 105. Ne biþ him tó hearpan hyge ... se ðe on lagu fundaþ he has no mind to the harp ... who on the ocean puts forth, 82 a; Th. 308, 23; Seef. 44. Sum sceal mid hearpan æt his hláfordes fótum sittan feoh þicgan one shall at his lord's feet sit with the harp and receive treasure, 88 a; Th. 332, 4; Vy. 80. Sum mid hondum mæg hearpan grétan one with his hands can touch the harp, 79 a; Th. 296, 11; Cri; 49: 91 b; Th. 344, 10; Gn. Ex. 171: 17 b; Th. 42, 8; Cri. 669. [Icel. harpa: O. H. Ger. harfa plectrum, chelys, psalterium, cythara: Ger. harfe.]
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