mære
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.
mære
mare, mere, an; f. A night-mare, a monster oppressing men during sleep (cf. passage quoted in Cl. and Vig. under mara; 'En er hann hafði litt sofnat, kallaði hann ok sagði at mara trað hann. Menn hans fóru til, ok vildu hjálpa honum; en er þeir tóku uppi til höfuðsins, þá trað hón fótleggina swá at nær brotnuðu. Þá tóku þeir til fótanna, þá kafði hón höfuðit, svá at þar dó hann') Mære faecce, Wrt. Voc. ii. 108, 44: incuba, 111, 46. Mere fecce, 35, 26. Gif mon mare ríde, L. M. 1, 64; Lchdm. ii. 140, 9. Hi beóþ góde wið nihtgengan and maran, 3, 1; Lchdm. ii. 306, 12. [Prompt. Parv. mare or nyȝhte mare epialtes; mare or wyche magus, maga, sagana, and see note, p. 326: Icel. mara: M. H. Ger. mare: Ger. mahr: cf. French cauchemar.] v. mær, mæra.
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