be-fóran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb, Preposition
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be-fóran
l. be-foran, and add: A. prep. I. local, 1. with dat. a. in the presence of Gif hit beforan þám hláforde wæs si impraesen-tiarum dominus fuerit, Ex. 22, 15. ¶ where a particular part of a person is specified, before one's eyes, &c. :-- Þone mist ðe hangaþ beforan úres módes eágum, Bt. 33, 4; F. 132, 32. Beforan Drihtnes gesihþe, Bl. H. 157, 24. Beforan his fótum, 247, II. b. in front of an object Beforan þæs écan Déman heáhsetle, Bl. H. 53, 7. Beforan ðǽre norðdura þǽre ciricean, 203, 34. Beforan Mermedonia ceastre, 935, 18. Beforan his ródetácne forhtigað heofen and eorþe, 245, 19. c. a-head of, over against Gáþ on þá wíc þe beforan inc stondeð, Bl. H. 77, 22. d. marking relative position or order, before, in advance of: Óþre apostolas beóþ sende beforan hire bǽre, Bl. H. 147, 22: 163, 34. Ic sende mínne engel beforan þínre onsýne, sé gerweþ þínne weg beforan þé, 167, 29. Ðá ðe férdon beforan þǽre fyrde, Chr. 1016; P. 150, 9. 2. with acc. a. into the presence of Hé beforan þone cyning gelǽd wæs, Bt. 16, 2; F. 52, 22. In feccan beforan hine, Bl. H. 175, 2. Hé héht hié ealle þrý in beforan hine, 18. b. where something is put into position Hé þone ásette beforan weofod. Gr. D. 51, 5. II. temporal, with dat. Beforan ðǽre cenninge, and on ðǽre cenninge, and æfter ðǽre cenninge, Hml. Th. ii. 10, 3. Beforan þám, Ll. Th. i. 86, 15. Beforan þissum, Chr. 937; P. 110, l. III. marking degree, rank, 1. with dat. Swá micle swá sé bið beforan ðe on ðǽm stóle sitt ðǽm óðrum ðe ðǽr ymb stondað sicut assistentibus turbis praelati sunt qui cathedrae honore fulciuntur, Past. 435, 27. S. Iohannes gǽþ be-foran (takes precedence of ) eallum óþrum wítgan, Bl. H. 167, 22. Ðæs menniscan lífes gecynd is hí sién beforan eallum óþrum gesceaftum humanae naturae conditio est, ut ceteris rebus excellat, Bt. 14, 3; F. 46, 4. Beforan gesegnesse lícwurðe pleasing beyond expression, Hml. S. 23b, 73. 2. with acc. Ne sceal hé þone æþelborenan settan beforan þane þeówborenan, R. Ben. 12, 13. B. adv. I. local, before, in advance Hé his ǽrendracan beforan ásende tó þǽre ðeóde, Ors. 1, 10; S. 44, 7. Ðá eóde se man in beforan tó ðám cynge, Ap. Th. 14, 8. II. temporal Hié eal tóweard wæs beforan wítgodan, Bl. H. 161, 15: 163, 26. ¶ combined with ǽr :-- God hit wát eall beforan, ǽr hit gewyrþe, Bt. 41, 3; F. 248, 28. Wæs hé beforan ær þá þreó gear gecrístnod, Bl. H. 215, 35. Swá Antecríst ǽr beforan dyde, 95, 3. Eal hé ǽr beforan on onlíc weorc áteáh, 215, 5. [O. Sax. bi-foran.] v. bi-foran in Dict.
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