hwǽr
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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hwǽr
[or hwær?], hwar; adv. Where. I. in direct questions Gyf ic cweþe ubi posuisti meum librum, hwǽr lédest ðú míne bóc ðonne is se ubi interrogativum ðæt is áxigendlíc, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 60. Hwǽr ys se Judéa cyning ðe ácenned ys ubi est qui natus est rex Judæorum? Mt. Kmbl. 2, 2. Hwǽr cwom mearg hwǽr cwom mago hwǽr cwom máððumgyfa where is the steed gone, where the rider, where the giver of treasure? Exon. 77 b; Th. 291, 34; Wand. 92: Cd. 213; Th. 267, 11; Sat. 36. II. in dependent clauses Gif ic cweþe tu scis ubi liber tuus est ðonne biþ ubi relativum. Gif ic cweðe nescio ubi inveniam meum librum, nát ic hwǽr ic finde míne bóc, ðonne biþ se ubi infinitivum, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 61. Ic næbbe hwǽr ic mǽge ealle míne wæstmas gegaderian I have not where I may gather together all my fruits, Homl. Th. ii. 104, 16: Mt. Kmbl. 8, 20. Hí gesáwon hwǽr hé ða deádan tó lífe árǽrde, Homl. Th. ii. 414, 8: Cd. 32; Th. 41, 35; Gen. 667. Hwǽr mon unsófte getilaþ on forewearde ða ádle where the treatment is severe in the early stage of the disease, L. M. 2, 46; Lchdm. ii. 260, 15. Lóca hwǽr ðæt blód útwealle see where the blood wells out, Lchdm. iii. 142, 15: 226, 13. Ðá frægn wuldres aldor cain hwǽr abel eorþan wǽre the Prince of glory asked Cain where on earth Abel was, Cd. 48; Th. 61, 26; Gen. 1003. Ic séce míne gebróðru hwar hig healdon hyra heorda, Gen. 37, 16. III. indefinite, anywhere, somewhere Gyf hý hwǽr hit tóbræcaþ if they violate it anywhere, L. Ælfc. C. 34; Th. ii. 356, 16: Homl. Th. i. 170, 18: 482, 26. Gif se líchoma hwǽr mid hefiglícre hǽto sý gebysgod, Herb. 2, 6; Lchdm. i. 82, 8. Swǽ gelǽrede biscepas swǽ swǽ nú wel hwǽr [or welhwǽr] siendon bishops so learned as now are nearly everywhere, Past. pref. Swt. 9, 5: Chr. 897; Erl. 95, 19. Elles hwǽr elsewhere, Beo. Th. 277; B. 138. Hý writon hwǽr ánne dóm hwǽr óðerne they wrote at one place one doom, at another another, L. Alf. 49; Th. i. 58, 16. IV. combined with swá, wheresoever, wherever Swá hwǽr swá hold biþ ubicunque fuerit corpus, Mt. Kmbl. 24, 28. Swá hwǽr swá hé on wíc oððe on túnas eode quocunque introibat in vicos vel in villas, Mk. Skt. 6, 56. Swá hwǽr swá ubicunque, 14, 9. [A. R. hwar; O. and N. hwar, war: Orm. whær: Laym. whær, wher: Chauc. Wick. Piers P. wher: Ayenb. huer: Goth. hwar: O. Sax. hwár: O. Frs. hwér: Icel. hvar: O. H. Ger. hwár.] DER. á-, ǽ-, ǽg-, ge-, gewel-, ná-, nát-, ó-, wel-hwǽr.
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