turf
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.
turf
gen. dat. tyrf; pl. tyrf and turf; f. I. a turf, sod, piece of earth with grass on it Turf gleba, Wrt. Voc. i. 37, 20. Ðeós wyrt of ánre tyrf manega bógas ásendeþ, Lchdm. i. 290, 7. Hí ða flaxan gehýddon under ánre tyrf, Guthl. 15; Gdwin. 64, 16. Under áne (ánre?) tyrf, 23. Ne turf ne toft not a sod nor a field (i. e. neither little nor much?), Lchdm. iii. 286, 23. Tyrb cespites, Wrt. Voc. ii. 103, 69. Tyrf, 23, 18: glebe, 40, 37. Genim feówer tyrf on feówer healfa ðæs landes . . . drýpe on ðone staðol ðara turfa . . . bere ða turf tó circean and maesse*-*preóst ásinge feówer mæssan ofer ðan turfon, and wende man ðæt gréne tó ðan weofode, and siþþan gebringe man ða turf ðǽr hí ǽr wǽron . . . Nim ðonne ða turf and sete ðǽr ufon on, Lchdm. i. 398, 4-24. Turfum glebulis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 40, 36: 80, 32. Turvum glebulis, cespitibus, Hpt. Gl. 470, 35. Ðá gewrohte hé weall mid turfum (cf. vallum . . . de cespitibus, Bd. 1, 5), Chr. 189; Erl. 9, 25. On tyrf in cespites, Wrt. Voc. ii. 48, 16. Ða wæstmbǽre tyrf feraces glebas, 147, 51. II. turf, greensward, the grassy surface of the earth Blówendre tyrf florei cespitis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 149, 50. Sum stán mid ðynre tyrf bewrigen lapis obtectus cespite tenui, Bd. 5, 6; S. 619, 20. Wæter wynsumu of ðære moldan tyrf brecaþ, Exon. Th. 202, 8; Ph. 66. Of ðisse eorþan tyrf, 222, 15; Ph. 349: 423, 21; Rä. 41, 25. Ic seah turf tredan .vi. ge*-*bróðor, 394, 10; Rä. 14, 1. [O. Frs. O. L. Ger. turf: O. H. Ger. zurba cespes, terra avulsa: Icel. torf; n.; torfa; f. a turf, turf.] v. éðel-, wang-turf; torfian.
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