spere
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spere
es; n. A spear, lance, pike, javelin Spere lancea, falarica, Wrt. Voc. i. 35, 11: 84, 17: falarica, ii. 86, 82: hasta , i. 287, 4: ii. 43, 19. Getridwet spere hasta , i. 35, 40. His sceaft ætstód ætforan him, swá ðæt ðæt spere him eode þurh út, Homl. Skt. i. 12, 55: Byrht. Th. 135, 53; By. 137. Nægle oððe spere cuspide , Wrt. Voc. ii. 21, 24. Ecg sceal on sweorde, ord spere, Exon. Th. 346, 14; Gn. Ex. 204. Mid spere lancea , Jn. Skt. 19, 34. Hé nam him spere on hand accepit lanceam in manu , Bd. 2, 13; S. 517, 8. Ða speru sóðfæsðnesse veritatis jacula , Past. 35, 5; Swt. 245, 9; 38, 6; Swt. 277, 22. Spera sparorum , Wrt. Voc. ii. 96, 33. Mid sperum tósticad confossum vulneribus , Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 128, 14. Spiorum (swiorum, Wrt.) contis , Wrt. Voc. ii. 21, 57. Speoru contos , 104, 58. Speru, 14, 72 : 20, 15 : ansatas (cf. ansatas ætgáras, 3, 68), 5, 44: 88, 16. Speru, boltas catapultas , 18, 58: 85, 16. Hí léton of folman feólhearde speru fleógan, Byrht. Th. 134, 63; By. 108. ¶ In the following the word refers to a shooting pain or stitch :-- Út lytel spere gif hér inne sié, Lchdm. iii. 52, 18. [O. Sax. sper; n. : O. Frs. O. H. Ger. sper; m.hasta, lancea, sparus, catapulta: Icel. spjör; n. pl. (poetical).] v. átor-, bár-, deáþ-, huntig-, pull-, scot-, wæl-, wíg-spere.
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