nearu-cræft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
nearu-cræft
es ; m. An art that confines or imprisons (?) Beorh wunode on wonge nearocræftum fæst ðǽr on innan bær eorl gestreóna ... feá worda cwæþ : Hold ðú nú hrúse eorla ǽhte the mound stood on the plain firm in its prisoning powers (able to keep in durance the treasure entrusted to it) ; therein bore the earl treasures ... few words he spake : Hold thou now, earth, the possessions of earls, Beo. Th. 4475-4488 ; B. 2241-2248. v. nearu; f. I.
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