here-strǽt
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
here-strǽt
e; f. A military road, one allowing the passage of an army, highway, high road Léton ðone hálgan be herestrǽte swefan on sibbe they left the saint sleeping in peace by the highway, Andr. Kmbl. 1662; An. 833. Ðanan on herestrǽt thence to the high road, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. ii. 265, 30. [Cf. óð ða wýdestrǽte, 32.] Wegas syndon drýge herestrǽta the ways [through the Red Sea] are dry, the roads for the host, Cd. 157; Th. 195, 29; Exod. 284. Ne mé herestrǽta ofer cald wæter cúþe sindon nor are the highways over the cold water known to me, Andr. Kmbl. 400; An. 200. Gegier ðæt ðíne willas iernan bí herestrǽtum in plateis aquas divide, Past. 48, 6; Swt. 373, 6. Æfter cyninga herestrǽtum along king's highways, 373, 18. Ic hí ádilgode swá swá wind déþ dust on herestrǽtum ut lutum platearum delebo eos, Ps. Th. 17, 40. Omnes herestrete omnino regis sunt, L. H. 10, 2; Th. i. 519, 11. [O. Frs. hiri-strete: O. H. Ger. heri-stráza via publica.] Cf. here-paþ, -weg.
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