ǽr
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Preposition
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ǽr
prep. Add:I. with dat. 1. before a certain time or circumstance Ǽr ðǽre teóðan tíde, Ll. Th. ii. 436, 7. Ǽr Martines mæssan, Chr. 971; P. 119, 23. Ǽr Crístes geflǽscnesse, P. 4, 22. Ǽr Pendan deáþe, Bd. 3, 21; S. 551, 29. Ǽr ðǽre costunge, Past. 103, 25. Ǽr ðæs monnes hryre, 299, 18. Ǽr anginne, Hml. S. 1, 17. (1 a) before the proper time. v. ǽr-ǽt :-- Ðæt men ǽr tíman ne gereordige, Hml. S. 16, 316. Ǽr mǽle, Hml. Th. ii. 590, 25. 2. ago, cf. for Ǽr monigum geárum (ante annos plures ) be his lífe wé áwriton, Bd. 4, 28; S. 605, 12. Ðæt nú ǽr þrím geárum geworden wæs quod ante triennium factum est, 4, 32; S. 611, 11. 3. marking priority His bróþor ǽr him ríce hæfde, Bd. 3, 14; S. 539, 19. Gif hire forðsíð getímige ǽr him, Wlfst. 304, 23. Hé ǽr worolde rícsode, Past. 33, 13: Cri. 1346, 4. marking preference (in the phrase ǽr ðám (ðan) ðe) Sum wíf wolde hire líf forlǽtan, ǽr ðan ðe heó luge, Hml. S. 12, 179. Wolde se cwellere mid him sweltan, ǽr ðan ðe hé hine slóge, 19, 102. Hí sweltan woldon, ǽr ðan ðe hí wiðsócon Gode, and heora líf áléton ǽr ðan ðe heora geleáfan, 19, 102-3. II. with acc. :-- God ǽr ealle worulda, Hml. Th. ii. 280, 13: 596, 28. Wæs hé beforan ǽr þá þreó geár gecrístnod, Bl. H. 215, 36.
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