sweor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sweor
swer, swyr, es; m. f. A column, pillar (lit. or fig.), that which is shaped like a pillar Swer columna, Wrt. Voc. i. 26, 32: 81, 15. Ufeweard swer epistilia, ii. 30, 29. Ðú eart leóhtes swer, Blickl. Homl. 141, 1. Drihten swutelode him ðone weg on dæg þurh swert tácn on sweres gelícnysse, and on niht swilce án byrnende swer him fór beforan, Ex. 13, 21: Homl. Th. ii. 196, 8. Mid ðý fýrenan sweore on nieht and on dæg mid ðý sweore ðæs wolcnes, Past. 41, 5; Swt. 304, 7. On swere (swiorum, MS. T.) in columna (nubis ), Ps. Spl. 98, 7. Þurh wolcnes swyr, Ps. Th. 98, 7. Hé geseah swer standan, and ofer ðone swer ǽrne onlícnesse, Blickl. Homl. 239, 21. Greáte swá stǽnene sweras uastitudine columnarum, Nar. 36, 13. Hí héton hine standan betwux twám stǽnenum swerum: on ðám twám swerum stód ðæt hús geworht. And Samson . . . gelǽhte ða sweras, Jud. 16, 25-29. Ðæt gér is underwryðed mid þrím swerum, ða synd ðus gecíged, id. 'and non̄. and kl.', Anglia viii. 301, 37. Swyras (swioras, MS. T.: sweras, MS. C.) columnas, Ps. Spl. 74, 3. Sweoras gata seras portarum, Ps. Spl. T. 147, 2. Hire swyre columnas ejus, Ps. Th. 74, 3. Sweras unlytle, stapulas, Andr. Kmbl. 2985; An. 1495. [Sweor columna, Wrt. Voc. i. 92, 55.] [Grimm, R. A. 370, gives from a Swiss source 'an ein schwiren binden.]
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