uppan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Preposition
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uppan
(-on); prep. dat. acc. I. dat. 1. where there is rest or motion on a surface, upon, on Moises wæs lange uppan ðam munte, Ex. 32, 1. Gá uppan Sinai dúne and stand uppan ðære ðúne ufeweardre. Ne cume nán mann uppan ðære dúne, 34, 2-3. Hé bæd æt Gode ðæt hé him sealde wæter uppan ðære dúne, Homl. Skt. i. 19, 112. Geoffra hyne uppon ánre dúne offeres eum in holocaustum super unum montium, Gen. 22, 2. Hé ætstód uppon ánum beáme, Chr. 978; Erl. 127, 11. Hé rít uppan tamre assene sedens super asinam, Mt. Kmbl. 21, 5. Ðá wearð Eustatius uppon his horse and his gefeóran uppon heora Eustace got on his horse and his companions on theirs, Chr. 1048; Erl. 177, 38. Hé bær his tunecan, and áléde uppon ðám twám deádum, Homl. Th. i. 74, 2. Ðú byst uppan lande (up country, in rural districts; cf. Chaucer's 'poure persoun dwellyng uppon londe'; and see uplendisc) oftor ðonne ic beó, Engl. Stud. viii, 62, 9, To ǽlcen cyrcean uppe land, Chr. 1086; Erl. 223, 36. 2. marking relative height, above Him uppan wæs ród árǽred, Elen. Kmbl. 1768; El. 886. Ðonne bist ðú ofer uppan rodere (cf. ðonne bist ðú bufan ðam rodore, Bt. 36, 2; Fox 174, 15), Met. 24. 27. 3. of time (the case is doubtful in some instances), a. upon, at Hé Ansealme uppon Pentecosten his pallium geaf, Chr. 1095; Erl. 232, 30. Uppon Sce Michaeles mæssan ætýwde án selcúð steorra, 1097; Erl. 234, 9, 19, 32. b. after Ðys sceal on Sunnandæg feówertýne nyht uppan Eástron, Jn. Skt. 10, 11 rubc. On ðisum geáre wǽron Eástron on viii kal. Apr., and ðá uppon Eástron on Sce Ambrosius mæsseniht, ðæt is .ii. non. Apr...., Chr. 1095; Erl. 231, 17. 4. marking object of attack Ða hǽðenan men hergodan uppon ðám Xpenan mannan, Chr. 1086; Erl. 223, 11. 5. marking ground of trust, upon trust, honour, etc. Se cyng him náþer nolde ne gíslas syllan ne uppon trýwðan geunnon ðæt hé mid griðe cumon móste and faran, Chr, 1095; Erl. 231, 24. II. acc. 1. where there is motion on to a surface, upon, on to Ðú gítst ðæt blód uppan ðæt weofod fundes sanguinem super altare, Ex. 29, 20: Mt. Kmbl. 26, 7. Se ðe fylð uppan ðysne stán, 21, 44. 2. of time. v. I. 3. 3. marking object of attack, upon, against Hé fór uppon heora bróðer and uppon ðone earl wann, Chr. 1095; Erl. 231, 8-10. Se cyng his fyrde beád, and uppon ðone earl tó Norðhymbran fór, Erl. 231, 26. Heora ǽgðer uppon óderne túnas bærnde, 1094; Erl. 230, 12. Hí ealne ðone bryce uppon ðone cyng tealdon they laid all blame for the breach upon the king, Erl. 230, 4. 4. marking addition Ða bodan cýddon ðæt his bróðer grið and forewarde eall æftercwæð, bútan se cyng gelǽstan nolde eall þet hí on forewarde hæfdon ǽr gewroht, and uppon ðæt (in addition to that, on the top of that ) hine forsworenne clypode, búton he ða forewarde geheólde, Chr. 1094; Erl. 229, 31. [O. E. Homl. Laym. A. R. O. and N. uppen: O. Sax. uppan: O. Frs. uppa: O. H. Ger. úfan.] v. on-, þǽr-uppan.
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