niht
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.
niht
næht, næct, neaht, neht, nyht, e; f. : but also with gen. es. I. night (as opposed to day) Niht is gesett mannum tó reste on ðysum middanearde ... Úre eorþlíce niht (nyht, MS. M.) cymþ þurh ðære eorþan sceade... Seó niht hæfþ seofan dǽlas fram ðære sunnan settlunge óþ hire upgang. Án ðæra dǽla is crepusculum, óðer is vesperum, þridde is conticinium, feórþa is intempestum, ðæt is midniht, fífta is gallicinium, syxta is matutinum vel aurora, seofoþa is diluculum, Lchdm. iii. 240, 10-244, 5. Hé hine micelre tíde ðære deáhlan neahte swong, Bd. 2, 6 ; S. 508, 13. Scínaþ þurh ða scíran neaht, Met. 20, 229. Niht (næht, Lind. Rush.) cymþ ðonne nán man wyrcan ne mæg, Jn. Skt. 9, 4 : 13, 30. Fira bearnum neálǽhte niht seó þýstre, Judth. Thw. 21, 25 ; Jud. 34. Hé com tó him ánes nihtes, Shrn. 16, 27. Næs nǽnig man ðe ǽfre nihtes tídum dorste on ðære ciricean cuman, Blickl. Homl. 207, 34. Wacana næhtes vigilia noctis, Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 2, 8 : Mt. Kmbl. Lind. Rush. 14, 25. Swá swá se beorhta dæg tódrǽfþ ða dimlícan þeóstru ðære sweartan nihte, Homl.Th. i. 604, 2. On dæge and ná on nihte, 36, 28. Hé fealh ðære ilcan niht of ðǽm bendum, Ors. 5, 11 ; Swt. 236, 12 : Bd. 1, 33; S. 499. 9 : Blickl. Homl. 215, 15. Tó niht hac nocte, Num. 22, 19. On næht nocte, Ps. Surt. 16, 3. On niht ǽr hé ræste, Blickl. Homl. 47, 18. Feówurtig daga and feówurtig nihta (Lind. næhta), Mt. Kmbl. 4, 2. Þreó niht and dagas, Cd. Th. 20, 12 ; Gen. 307. Dagum and nihtum, Met. 20, 213. II. night, darkness (as opposed to light) Seó swearte niht ðære écan geniþerunge, Homl. Th. i. 530, 23. Dryhten ðe ús of duste geworhte, nergend of nihtes sunde, Salm. Kmbl. 675; Sal. 337. III. night (as in se'n-night, fort-night; cf. Tacitus' Germania, c. xi : 'Instead of reckoning by days as we do, they reckon by nights') Be ánre nihtes (MS. B. nihte) þiéfþe, L. In. 73; Th. i. 148, 11. Hé fór ymb áne niht tó Ígleá, and ðæs ymb áne tó Éþandúne ... and ðǽr sæt xiiii niht ... and hé was xii niht mid ðam cyninge, Chr. 878; Erl. 80, 12-24. Embe seofon niht, Blickl. Homl. 45, 31. Emb tén niht, 117, 16. On twám nihtum biþ mannes sunu geseald on synfulra hand, 73, 1. For tén nihtum ten days ago, 131, 10. Mid ðon dæge wæs gefylled se dæg ðe is nemned Pentecosten ymb fíftig nihta æfter ðære gecýþdan ǽriste, 133, 14. [Goth. nahts : O. Sax. naht : O. Frs. nacht : Icel. nátt, nótt : O. H. Ger. naht.] v. Eáster-, efen- (emn-, em-), Frige-, mæsse-, mid-, middel-, mónan-, sæter-, sin-, sunnan-, þunres-, Tíwes-, Wódnes-niht; nihtes.
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