nearu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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nearu
adj. I. narrow, strait, confined, not spacious Neara scræf gurgustulum, Wrt. Voc. i. 58, 29. Neare pyt puteus angustus, Kent. Gl. 901. Gangaþ inn þurh ðæt nearwe (MS. B. nearuwe : Lind. nearuo : Rush. naarwe) geat ... Eálá hú neara (MS. A. nearu : Lind. naruu : Rush. naru) is ðæt geat intrate per angustam portam ... Quam angusta porta, Mt. Kmbl. 7, 13-14 : Lk. Skt. 13, 24. Se sǽ ðe ǽgðer is ge nearo ge hreóh, Ors. 1, 1 ; Swt. 28, 12. Alexander him ðæt ondréd for ðære nearwan stówe ðæt hé ðá on wæs timens angustias quibus inerat locorum, 3, 9; Swt. 124, 25. In án nearo fæsten ungeféredra móra in angustias inaccessorum montium, Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 20. Nearo wíc mansionem angustam, 4, 28 ; S. 605, 23. Tóbrǽdan ofer ða nearwan eorþan (cf. ofer ðás nearowan eorþan sceátas, Met. 10, 16), Bt. 19 ; Fox 68, 25. Binnon nearwum gemǽrum intra fines angustiores, Bd. 4, 26; S. 603, 9. Nearewum artis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 5, 67. Mid ða nearwan arta, 5, 57. Ofereode stíge nearwe, enge ánpaðas, Beo. Th. 2823; B. 1409. II. narrow, limited, poor, restricted Hú ne ongite gé hú neara (Cott. MS. nearo) se eówer hlísa beón wile, Bt. 18, 2 ; Fox 64, 14. Swíðe nearewe (Cott. MS. nearwa) sent and swiðe heánlíce ða menniscan gesǽlþa, 11, 1; Fox 30, 25. Hét hié from hweorfan neorxna wange on nearore líf, Cd. Th. 58, 11 ; Gen. 944. III. strait, oppressive, causing anxiety (of that which restricts free action of body or mind) Nýd byþ nearu on breóste niða bearnum ineed straitens the breast of man, Runic pm. Kmbl. 541, 8; Rún. 10. Nearo nihtwaco the anxious night watch, Exon. Th. 306, 13. In hæft under nearone clom (under confining fetter ), Exon. Th. 138, 2 ; Gú. 570. Ðone nearwan níþ onfón, Cd. Th. 43, 27 ; Gen. 697 : 304, 22; Sat. 634. Of ðǽm nearwum bendum, Homl. Skt. 3, 197 : Exon. Th. 435, 6 ; Rä. 53, 3. Under nearwum clommum,134, 22 ; Gú. 511. Hié wilnodan ðæt hé hié of ðǽm nearwan þeóstrum álésde, Blickl. Homl. 103, 13. IV. oppressed, not having free action Wið nearwre sworetunge for difficult breathing, Lchdm. i. 340, 11. Hym beóþ on hyra brósten nearuwe (people with asthma ), iii. 116, 23. V. strict, severe Ðæt hié ne þyrfen bión gesewene æt ðæm nearwan dóme ut a districta judice videri non debeant, Past. 53, 2 ; Swt. 413, 16. [O. Sax. naru.]
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