eástan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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eástan
adv. Add:I. marking direction of movement Forð oferfóran folcmǽro land eástan ǽfæste men, Gen. 1802. Eástan hider Engle and Seaxe úp becómon, Chr. 973; P. 110, 3. Gotan eástan of Sciðþia sceldas lǽddon, Met. 1, 1: Víd. 8. I a. of wind :-- Þone stearcan wind norþan and eástan, Bt. 4; F. 8, 6: Met. 12, 15. I b. of light :--- Þis ne dagað eástan, Fin 3. II. marking direction of measurement, giving quarter from which measurement is made Affrica onginð eástan westwerd fram Egyptum æt þǽre ee þe man Nilus hǽt measured from the east westwards Africa starts from Egypt at the river Nile, Ors. 1, 1; S. 24, 32. Se morgensteorra cymþ eástan úp, Bt. 39, 13; F. 234, 4: Met. 29, 20, 26. [O. Sax. óstan: Icel. austan.] v. be-, norþan-, súþan-, wiþ-eástan; cf. westan.
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