þweores
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb, Preposition
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þweores
þwires, þwyres. I. across as opposed to along, athwart, transversely, crosswise as opposed to lengthways Lege bred þweores ofer ða fét lay a board across over the feet, Lchdm. ii. 342, 6. Ðonon þweores ofér ðone beorh, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 353, 16. Adam wæs on lenge fíf and hundnigontiges fingra lenge ofer þweoras ða fingras (i.e. taking the breadth, not the length, of the fingers ), Anglia xi. 2, 28. Andlang ðære þorngrǽfan þwyres ofer Hysseburnan on gósdæne; ðonne andlang ðæs weges ðe líð andlang gósdæne þwyres ofer in waldes weg, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 148, 4-7. Þwyres ofer þrý crundelas; ofer ða strét; þwyres ofer ða dúne, 13, 32: vi. 226, 15. Hé hét ǽnne weall þwyres ofer eall ðæt lond ásettan from sǽ óþ sǽ, Ors. 6, 15; Swt. 270, 13. Binnan ðam díce ðe wé gemynegodon ðæt Severus hét ðwyrs ofer ðæt eálond gedícian intra vallum quod Severum trans insulam fecisse commemoravimus, Bd. 1, 11; S. 480, 19. Ðá wolde hé þurhþýn hí þwyres mid ðam swurde then he wanted to thrust her through, from one side to the other, with the sword, Homl. Skt. i. 12, 225. Hí wurdon áworpene intó ðam byrnendum ofne gebundene ðwyres (bound across, with their arms bound to their sides ), Homl. Th. ii. 312, 1. II. on the flank Ðá hét hé ðæt hiere (the serpent ) mon mid ðǽm palistas þwyres on wurpe. Ðá wearð hiere mid ánum wierpe án ribb forod, Ors. 4, 6; Swt. 174, 10. Hé gesette twá folc diégellíce on twá healfa ... and bebeád ðǽm twám folcum,... ðæt hié on Reguluses fird on twá healfa þwyres on fóre (that they should attack Regulus's army on both flanks ), 176, 3. Hannibal him com þwyres on, 4, 8; Swt. 188, 15. III. perversely, wrongly Godes wiþerwinnan ðe willaþ ǽfre þwires, Jud. Thw. 157, 30. Se ðe his neáxtan hataþ, se bið geháten ðæs áwyrgedan deófles bearn, ðe wyle ǽfre ðwyres, Basil admn. 4; Norm. 44, 14. [O. H. Ger. tweres oblique; cf. Ger. quer, quer über: Icel. þvers, þvers um across: Dan. tværs, tværs over across.] v. next word.
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