HRÓF
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
HRÓF
es; m. A ROOF, the top, summit, highest part [cf. Tennyson's 'Why should we only toil the roof and crown of things?'] Góma vel hróf ðæs múþes palatum vel uranon, Ælfc. Gl. 71; Som. 70, 106; Wrt. Voc. 43, 35. Hróf camara, 290, 2. Se hróf hæfde mislíce heáhnysse the roof was not all of one height, Homl. Th. i. 508, 18. Ðæt héhste gód is hróf eallra óðra góda the chief good is the roof and crown of all other goods, Bt. 34, 7; Fox 142, 35. Wið ðæs heán hrófes ðæs héhstan andgites in summæ intelligentiæ cacumen, 41, 5; Fox 254, 16. Under fæstenne folca hrófes under the firmament, Cd. 8; Th. 10, 8; Gen. 153. Mec feredon under hrófes hleó bore me under the shelter of the sky, Exon. 107 b; Th. 409, 22; Rä. 28, 5. Martinus ástáh on ðam sticelan hrófe, Homl. Th. ii. 510, 7. Ðe ne beóþ tó ðam hrófe ðonne git cumen fulfremedra mægena nondum ad extremam manum virtutum perfectione perductas, Bt. 18, 1; Fox 60, 22. From hróf eardes a summo terræ, Mk. Skt. Lind. 13, 27. On hrófe gestód heán landes he stopped on the summit of the mount, Cd. 140; Th. 175, 20; Gen. 2898. Of hé[um] heofnes hrófe ex summa cæli arce, Rtl. 101, 24. Hé gescóp eorþan bearnum heofon tó [h]rófe qui filiis hominum cælum pro culmine tecti creavit, Bd. 4, 24; S. 597, 22. Ðenden hé on ðysse worulde wunode under wolcna hrófe, Judth. 10; Thw. 22, 19; Jud. 67: Elen. Kmbl. 178; El. 89: Cd. 158; Th. 196, 28; Exod. 298. Ðæt wé to ðam hýhstan hrófe gestígan that we may mount to heaven, Exon. 18 b; Th. 47, 3; Cri. 749. Ðe ðæs húses hróf staðeliaþ qui ædificant domum, Ps. Th. 126, 1. Gif hwylc wíf seteþ hire bearn ofer hróf si mulier aliqua infantem suam super tectum posuerit, L. Ecg. C. 33; Th. ii. 156, 45. Ofer heánne hróf, Beo. Th. 1970; B. 983: 1857; B. 926: 1677; B. 836. Under beorges hróf in the cave, 5504; B. 2755. Ðá gewát se engel up on heánne hróf heofona ríces, Cd. 196; Th. 244, 2; Dan. 442. Fiðru mid ðǽm ic fleógan mæg ofer heáne hróf heofones ðisses pennæ quæ celsa conscendant poli, Bt. Met. Fox 24, 5; Met. 24, 3: Cd. 46; Th. 58, 34; Gen. 956. Ofer wealles hróf super muros, Ps. Th. 54, 9: Exon. 108 a; Th. 412, 1; Rä. 30, 7. Hylles hróf, 104 b; Th. 397, 30; Rä. 16, 27. Helmes hróf, Beo. Th. 2064; B. 1030. Under wætera hrófas [of passing through the Red Sea ], Cd. 170; Th. 214, 18; Exod. 571. Bodiaþ uppan hrófum prædicate super tecta, Mt. Kmbl. 10, 27. [Laym. róf: Orm. rhof: O. Frs. hróf: Icel. hróf a shed under which ships are built or kept.] DER. heofon-, inwit-hróf.
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