æt-foran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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æt-foran
Add:I. prep, 1. local, a. confronting, α. of persons, before, in the presence of, in the sight of Ætforan (ante ) þǽre en-gelican gæderunge, An. Ox. 1749. Wé synd hér ætforan (coram) þé, Coll. M. 34, Hé waes Gode gecwéme and gife ætforan him gemétte, Gen. 6, 8: II. (/3) of objects, before, in front of His sceatt ætstód ætforan him, Hml. S. . 12, 54. Þone fótscamul ætforan his bedde (æt his reste foran, v.l. ), Gr. D. 20, 28. b. preceding, in front of, at the head of Gáð ætforan þám folce praecedite populum. Jos. 3, 6. 2. temporal, a. marking date Ætforan scs Andreas mæssan, Chr. 1010; P. 141, 3. l, b. marking priority Swá wel haldan swá ǽnig kyngc ætforan him betst dyde, Chr. 1066; P. 200, 22. 3. marking precedence, preference Hé geendebyrde þone unspédigan fiscere ætforan ðám rícan cásere, Hml. Th. i. 578, 10. heregyld wæs ǽfre ætforan óðrum gyldum þe man geald, Chr. 1052; P. 173, 22. II. adv. Before, beforehand Wǽron þá wælisce men ætforan mid þám cynge, Chr. 1048; P. 174, 9.
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