nearu
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.
nearu
we ; nearu (o) ; indecl. f. I. confinement, durance, prison Hwonne hié of nearwe stæppan mósten, of enge út ǽhta lǽdan (when they might come out of the ark ), Cd. Th. 86; Gen. 1433. Hió bebeád ðæt hine man of nearwe and of nýdcleofan, fram ðam engan hofe forléte, Elen. Kmbl. 1418; El. 711. Næglas of nearwe scínende the nails shining from the hole where they had been hidden, 2227; El. 1115. Neb wæs mín on nearwe my face was in confinement, Exon. Th. 392, 1 ; Rä. 11, 1. Siððan mé nioþan upweardne on nearo fégde afterwards fixed me upside down in durance, 479, 12 ; Rä. 62, 6 : 480, 8 ; Rä. 63, 8. II. a strait, difficulty On nearwe in a strait, Elen. Kmbl. 2203; El. 1103. Nearwe genýddon on norþwegas wiston him be súþan Sigelwara land the difficulties of the situation forced them to the north for they knew that to the south of them lay the land of the Ethiopians, Cd. Th. 181, 29; Exon. 68. Nearu, nearo þrowian to be in straits, Andr. Kmbl. 828 ; An. 414: Beo. Th. 5182 ; B. 2594. Hé ǽr fela nearo néþende níða gedígde from many straits and strifes had he come safely, 4689; B. 2350. Hine of nearwum út forlét, Vald. 2, 8. In nearowe néþan to venture into difficulties, Exon. Th. 436, 12 ; Rä. 54, 13.
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