middan-geard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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middan-geard
es; m. I. the middle dwelling (between heaven and hell), the earth, world Middangeard chosmos, Wrt. Voc. ii. 16, 36. Se læssa middangeard microchosmos, 56, 22. On Godes onwealde is eal ðes middangeard, and ðás windas and ðás regnas syndon ealle his, and ealle gesceafta syndon his, Blickl. Homl. 51, 19. Ðes middangeard wæs tó ðon fæger, ðæt hé teáh men tó him þurh his wlite, 115, 10. Ðes middangeard daga gehwylce fealleþ and tó ende éfsteþ, 59, 26: Exon. 77 a; Th. 290; Wand. 62. Cwealmdreóre swealh middangeard earth drank gore, Cd. 47; Th. 60, 23; Gen. 986. Gefylled wearþ eall ðes middangeard monna bearnum, 75; Th. 93, 30; Gen. 1554. Beofaþ middangeard, hrúse under hæleþum, Exon. 20 b; Th. 55, 12; Cri. 882. Ealne ðisne ymbhwyrft ðises middangeardes swá swá Oceanus útan ymbligeþ orbem totius terrae, Oceani limbo circumseptum, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 8, 1. Middangeardes, eorþan sceátta, Beo. Th. 1507; B. 751. Ríce middangeardes ðǽr nó men búgaþ hunc orbem, mors ubi regna tenet, Exon. 58 a; Th. 208, 17; Ph. 157. Rícsian on ðiosan middangearde, Ors. 1, 2, tit.; Swt. 1, 4. Seó ród biþ árǽred on ðæt gewrixle ðara tungla, seó nú on middangearde áwergede gástas flémeþ, Blickl. Homl. 91, 24. Ðæt nǽre nǽfre nǽnig tó ðæs hálig mon on ðissum middangearde, ne furþum nǽnig on heofenum, 117, 26. Swá hwǽr swá ðys godspel byþ gebodud on eallum myddangearde (in toto mundo ), Mt. Kmbl. A. 26, 13. Geond ealne middangeard, Blickl. Homl. 69, 19. Ðá ic wíde gefrægn weorc gebannan manigre mǽgþe geond ðisne middangeard, Beo. Th. 151; B. 75: Exon. 33 a; Th. 104, 1; Gú. 1: 95 b; Th. 355, 37; Pa. 1. God ðysne middangeard tócleófeþ, Blickl. Homl. 109, 35: Andr. Kmbl. 322; An. 161. II. the world and they that dwell therein, mankind Se middangeard ús wæs lange underþeóded, and ús deáþ mycel gafol geald, Blickl. Homl. 85, 11. Him æteówde eal eorþan ríce and ídel wuldor ðisses middangeardes, 27, 17: 65, 15. Líf ðysses middangeardes this present life, 59, 27. Gé synt middaneardes (-geardes, MS. A.) leóht vos estis lux mundi, Mt. Kmbl. 5, 14. Ða hwatestan men ealles ðises middangeardes, Ors. 1, 10; Swt. 48, 6. Hú gesǽlig seó forme eld wæs ðises middangeardes, Bt. 15; Fox 48, 3. Heofones waldend, ealles waldend middangeardes, Exon. 16 a; Th. 35, 12; Cri. 557: 65 b; Th. 241, 32; Ph. 665: Andr. Kmbl. 453; An. 227. Middangeardes weard (Nebuchadnezzar ), Cd. 205; Th. 253, 17; Dan. 597. Gecýþ nú middangearde blisse, Blickl. Homl. 87, 24. Hé getácnaþ ðysne middangeard, se wæs synna and mána full, 75, 5. Hé com on ðære syxtan ylde on ðysne middangeard mancyn tó álýsenne, 71, 26: Homl. Th. i. 62, 11. [Goth. midjun-gards oίκoυμένη: O. H. Ger. mittan-, mittin-gart: cf. myddellyard the world, Chest. Plays 1, 67: O. Sax. middel-gard: O. H. Ger. mittil-gart orbis: Icel. mið-garðr. 'The Icel. Edda has preserved the true mythical bearing of the word.-The earth (miðgarð), the abode of men, is seated in the middle of the universe, bordered by mountains and surrounded by the great sea (úthaf); on the other side of this sea is the Út-garð, the abode of giants; the Miðgarð is defended by the Ás-garð (the burgh of the gods), lying in the middle (the heaven being conceived as rising above the earth). Thus the earth and mankind are represented as a stronghold besieged by the powers of evil from without, defended by the gods from above and from within.'-Cl. and Vig. Dict. s.v. See also Grmm. D. M. 754.] v. middan-eard.
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