eorcnan-stán
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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eorcnan-stán
Add:I. literal, a jewel, topaz, pearl Ofer gold and þone baswon stán (gymcynn ł eorcnanstán, MS. C.) super aurum et topazion, Ps. Spl. 118, 127. Gelíc is ríce heofunas menn ceápe sóhte góde ercnanstánas (margaritas). And gemoetend þá ǽnne ercnastán (margaritam ) diórwyrðe, Mt. R. 13, 45, 46. Goldes and eorcnanstáne(-a?) micel gemet auri margaritarumque non paruam praedam, Nar. 6, 32. His brýdbúras wǽron eorcnanstánum unionibus and carbunculis þǽm gimcynnum swíðast gefrætwode talami margaritis unionibusque et carbunculis nitebant, 5, 3. II. figurative. 1. of persons Cwæþ úre Drihten tó þǽre eádigan Marian líchoman, 'Ne forlǽte ic þé nǽfre, mín meregrot, ne ic þé nǽfre ne forlǽte, mín eorclanstán,' Bl. H. 149, 3. 2. of things Ne geweorpaþ ercnanstánas (margaritas ) eówre beforan swínum, Mt. R. 7, 6. [See Grmm. D. M. (trans.) p. 1217.]
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