umbor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
umbor
es; n. A child Hwæt wit tó willan umbor wesendum ǽr árna gefremedon, Beo. Th. 2378; B. 1187. Ða ðe hine forð onsendon ǽnne ofer ýðe umbor wesende, 92; B. 46. Meotud ána wát hwǽr se cwealm cymeþ ðe heonan of cýþþe gewíteþ umbor ýceþ ðá ǽr ádl nimeþ ðý weorþeþ on foldan swá fela fira cynnes the Lord only knows what becomes of the pestilence that departs away from the land. He increases the children then, before disease carries them off (a great many children are born before pestilence returns to a country), so it happens that there are so many of mankind on earth, Exon. Th. 335, 9; Gn. Ex. 31. Cf. cniht-wesende.
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