stów
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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stów
e ; f. A place. The word remains either alone or in composition in place-names, e. g. Stow in Huntingdonshire, Stowe in Northamptonshire, Chepstow old ceáp-stów q. v. Stów locus, Wrt. Voc. i. 85, 31. I. a place, spot, locality, site Ðeó stów (Calvary ) wæs gehende ðære ceastre, ðǽr se Hǽlend wæs áhangen, Jn. Skt. 19, 20 : Elen. Kmbl. 1347 ; El. 675. Nis ðæt heóru stów, Beo. Th. 2749 ; B. 1372. Wæs seó londes stów bimiþen fore monnum, óþþæt Meotod onwráh beorg on bearwe, Exon. Th. 110, 32 ; Gú. 117. Ðá hwearf hé eft tó ðære leófan stówe his ellþeódignesse tunc reversus ad dilectae locum peregrinationis, Bd. 5, 9 ; S. 623, 30. Teón wit of ðisse stówe, Cd. Th. 114, 30 ; Gen. 1912. Stópon tó ðære stówe ðe Dryhten ǽr áhangen wæs, Elen. Kmbl. 1428 ; El. 716. Tó ðam stówe (-um ?) ad loca, Ex. 3, 8. Geseóþ ða stówe ðe se Hǽlynd wæs on áled, Mt. Kmbl. 28, 6. Ðæt hé ðǽr forgeáfe stówe mynster on tó timbrianne, Bd. 3, 24 ; S. 557, 26. On wéstum stówum in desertis locis, Mk. Skt. 1. 45. Hé gǽþ þurh unwæterie stówa, Lk. Skt. 11. 24. Muntas and móras and eác monige wéste stówa, Salm. Kmbl. 683 ; Sal. 341. II. a place on the body Gif ðú wille lim áceorfan . . . gesceáwa ðú hwilc sió stów sié and ðære stówe mægen, for*-*ðon ðe ðara stówa sum raþe rotaþ, gif hire mon gímeleáslíce tilaþ, Lchdm. ii. 84, 22-25. Wið wífa earfoðnyssum ðe on heora inwerdlícum stówum earfeþu þrowiaþ . . . wyrc tó sealfe, dó on wífa stówe, i. 338, 19-22. Lácnian ða sáran stówa, ii. 22, 3 : 70, 8 : 150, 16. III. a place which is built, a house or collection of houses, a habitation, dwelling Seó stów (Ely ) wæs gehálgod ðam hálgan Petre, Chart. Th. 241, 2. On ðære stówe dura in introitu tabernaculi, Num. 12, 5. Ne onscunige ic nó ðæs neoþeran and ðæs unclǽnan stówe (the prison of Boethius ), Bt. 5, 1 ; Fox 10, 15. Gange seó sócn intó ðære stówe (the monastery at Ely ), Chart. Th. 243, 1. On ðære stówe (the town of Zoar ) wé gesunde mágon bídan, Cd. Th. 152, 19 ; Gen. 2522. Ðá sealde se cyning him wununesse and stówe on Cantwarabyrig dedit eis mansionem in civitate Doruvernensi, Bd. 1, 25 ; S. 487, 18. Hé ána gesæt dýgle stówe (a hermitage ), Exon. Th. 111, 21 ; Gú. 130. Folc of eallum túnum and stowum, Bd. 2, 14 ; S. 518, 10. IV. a place, position, station Sió wyrd dǽ;lþ eallum gesceaftum stówa and tída, Bt. 39, 5 ; Fox 218, 33. Ða nú ryne healdaþ, stówe gestefnde, Cd. Th. 10, 21 ; Gen. 160. V. a place in a series Onféngon hí ða teóþan stówe on ehtnysse Godes cyrcena æfter Nerone, Bd. 1, 6 ; S. 476, 22. VI. place, room, stead Se ðe lifigende wǽre ðæs hádes hæfde mihte óþerne biscop his stówe tó hálgianne ðér se óðer forþférde is qui superest consors ejusdem gradus, habeat potestatem alterum ordinandi, in loco ejus qui transierat, sacerdotem, 2, 18 ; S. 520, 35. VII. a place, passage in a book Ic ðé sende ðæt spell ðé sylfum tó rǽdanne and on emtan tó smeágeanne and eác on má stówa tó wrítanne and tó lǽranne, Bd. pref. ; S. 471, 11. [O. Frs. stó a place : Icel. eld-stó a fire-place.] v. ancor-, byrgen-, ceáp-, cot-, cwealm-, dóm-, eardung-, éðel-, folc-, freóls-, friþ-, fulwiht-, gemót-, gewin-, heáfod-, heg-, leger-, mold-, munuc-, mynster-, neáh-, onbíd-, oret-, pleg-, seonoþ-, spell-, sundor-, tintreg-, wæl-, wáfung-, weall-, wíc-, win-, wítnung-, wítung-, wræc-stów.
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