morþor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
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morþor
es; n. m. I. murder Manige men wénaþ ðæt morþor sý seó mǽste synne; ac ús is tó witenne ðæt þreora cynna syndon morþras. Ðæt is ðonne ðæt ǽreste, ðæt man tó óðrum lǽþþe hæbbe, and hine hatige . . . Ða æfstigan men, ðéh hí sýn ðæs morþres scyldige, hí hit him tó nánre synne ne gelýfaþ, Blickl. Homl. 63, 34-65, 11. Ðara banena byre morþres gylpeþ, Beo. Th. 4116; B. 2055. Ðeáh hié (cannibals) morþres feala gefremed habben, Andr. Kmbl. 1950; An. 977. Morþres on luste, 2282; An. 1142. Draca morþre swealt the dragon perished by the sword, Beo. Th. 1789; B. 892. Ic on morþor ofslóh minra sumne hyldemága, Cd. 52; Th. 66, 32; Gen. 1093. Morþor sceal mon under eorþan befeolan, ðe hit forhelan þenceþ, Exon. 90 b; Th. 340, 23; Gn. Ex. 115. Morþer homicidium . . . fore morþre propter homicidium, Lk. Skt. Rush. 23, 19, 25. Ne ðú morþur ne fremme non homicidium facies, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 19, 18: Lind. 27, 16. Morþur homicidia, 15, 19. II. mortal sin, great wickedness Wælhreówes árleásta fela, mán and morþor, misdǽda worn (cf. hwilc mán and hwilce ǽrleásnesse Neron weorhte, Fox 58, 2), Bt. Met. Fox 9, 13; Met. 9, 7. Morþres brytta (Holofernes), Judth. 10; Thw. 22, 33; Jud. 90: (the devil), Andr. Kmbl. 2342; An. 1142. Ðæt wé ðæs morþres meldan ne weorþen, hwǽr ðæt hálige treó beheled wurde, Elen. Kmbl. 855; El. 428: 1248; El. 626. Ðære synwræce sceoldon, morþres ongyldan, Exon. 45a; Th. 153, 30; Gú. 833. Hú lange mánwyrhtan morþre gylpaþ usque quo peccatores gloriabuntur, Ps. Th. 93, 3. Seó sáwl sceal mid deóflum drohtnoþ habban in morþre and on máne, Wulfst. 187, 18. Morþor (adultery), Exon. 10b; Th. 12, 29; Cri. 193. Ic andette mínes módes morþor, L. de Cf. 8; Th. ii. 262, 31: Salm. Kmbl. 82; Sal. 41. III. torment, deadly injury, great misery Swá hwæt swá wit morþres þoliaþ, hit is Adame forgolden, Cd. 35; Th. 47, 4; Gen. 755. Se hié of ðam morþre álýsde (from the fiery furnace), 196; Th. 244, 23; Dan. 452. God wearp hine on ðæt morþer innan (into hell ), 18; Th. 22, 18; Gen. 342. Heó his mǽg*-*winum morþor fremedon (greatly afflicted), 149; Th. 187, 5; Exod. 146. Sceolde his wíte habban, ealra morþra mǽst, 16; Th. 19, 26; Gen. 297. Ðe ús monna mǽst morþra gefremede, sárra sorga, Judth. 11; Thw. 24, 10; Jud. 181. [Goth. maurþr φόνος.] v. morþ.
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