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Add:I. the ground, 1. as a surface Hé ástrehte his líchaman tó eorðan, Hml. Th. i. 66, 22. Wæs his ræst on nacodre eorðan, Bl. H. 227, 11. Þín blód fléwþ ofer eorþan swá swá wæter, 237, 6. Þá lástas on þá eorþan bestapene wǽron, 127, 21. (1 a) of a part of the surface which has special characteristics, (rough, &c.) ground :-- Hé hleóp on unsméðe eorðan, Shrn. 152, 2. 2. as a solid stratum Eorþu hroernis terrae motus, Mk. R. 13, 8. Eorþo, Lk. R. 21, 11. From burgum and from túnum on eorþan besuncen, Ors. 2, 6 ; S. 88, 13. (2 a) as a place of burial Hié ne mehton þá gefarenan tó eorþan bringan, Ors. 2, 6; S. 86, 28. His ne cóm furðon án bán tó eorðan, Shrn. 54, 29. Heora líchoman licggað on eorðan, Bl. H. 101, 2. 3. as suitable for cultivation, soil, land Dǽl rénas ofer þíne eorðan . . , syle wæstmas þínre eorðan . . . bið þín eorðe ídel and unnyt, Wlfst. 260 6-10. (3 a) as productive Ðiós eorðe, ðe him ðæt gestreón of cóm, eallum mannum is tó gemánan geseald and eallum mannum bringð gemǽnne fóster, Past. 335, 9. Þá wæstmas þe eorþe forþbringeþ, Bl. H. 39, 17. Regnas eorþan wæstmas weccaþ, 51, 20. II. the world we live in. 1. dry land as opposed to sea Heofon and eorþe and sǽ, Bl. H. 91, 21. Seó sǽ ne mót þone þeorscwold oferstæppan þǽre eorþan . . . hié ne mót heore mearce gebrǽdan ofer þá stillan eorþan, Bt. 21; F. 74, 27. Gé befarað sǽ and eorðan (eordu, R.), Mt. 23, 15. Þá neólnessa þá eorþan willaþ forswelgan, Bl. H. 93, 12. 2. earth as opposed to the material heaven Þone ne magon befón heofon and eorþe, Bl. H. 5, 34. Heofon biþ befealden swá swá bóc, and eorþe biþ forbærned tó axan, 91, 26. 3. as the abode of man Æt þám ýtmestan eorþan gemǽrum, Bl. H. 119, 25. Gié aron salt earðes, Rtl. 118, 3. Mé is geseald ǽlc anweald on heofonan and on eorþan (eorðo, L., eorþe, R.), Mt. 28, 18 : Bl. H. 49, 16. Wé æt þǽm ýtmestan dæge eall ágyldan sceolan þe hé ús ǽr on eorþan sealde, 51, 25. (3 a) in intensive phrase :-- Nyste ic náwár eorðan hú ic ongynnan wolde I shouldn't know how on earth to set about it, Shrn. 182, 13, 19. 4. the earth as a planet Seó eorðe stent on ælemiddan, Lch. iii. 254, 15. Seó sunne gǽð . . . on dæg bufon eorðan and on niht under ðysse eorþan . . . Ǽfre heó byð yrnende ymbe ðás eorðan . . . Ǽfre byð on sumre sídan þǽre eorðan dæg, and ǽfre on sumre sídan niht, 234, 18-28. Eorðan ymbhwyrft, 236, 7. Úre eorðlice niht cymð þurh ðǽre eorðan sceade, 240, 13. III. a land, country Bethlem, eorðu (ludéa land, W. S.) Bethleem, terra Juda, Mt. L. 2, 6. Zabulones eorðu and Neptalimes eorþe terra Zabulon et Neptalim, Mt. R. 4, 15. Heofenas and eorðan (terrae ) wǽron geworhte, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 263, 13. Ymbhwrft eorðana orbis terrarum, Ps. L. 97, 7. India mǽgþ is ealra eorðena seó ýtemyste, Shrn. 120, 19. IV. the material of which the surface of the ground is composed, soil, mould, dust Reád eorðe glarea, An. Ox. 18 b, 40. Swá seó hefige byrþen siteþ on þǽm deádan líchoman þǽre byrgenne, and hié se stán and seó eorþe þrycce, Bl. H. 75, 9. Þú eart eorþe, and þú scealt eft tó eorðan weorðan, 123, 9. Se eorðan dǽl the body, Gú. 1340. Wyrcað weófod of eorðan, Ex. 20, 24. Loccas mínes heáfdes mid þisse eorðan synd gemengde, Bl. H. 243, 35. V. one of the four elements Ðeáh þú ealle gesceafta áne naman genemde, ealle þú nemdest tógædere and héte woruld; and þeáh ðone ánne noman ðú tódǽldest on feówer gesceafta ; án þǽra is eorþe, oþer wæter, þridde lyft, feówrþe fýr, Bt. 33, 4; F. 128, 9. Feówer gesceafta synd þe ealle eorðlice líchaman on wuniað, synd aer, ignis, terra, aqua . . . Terra is eorðe, Lch. iii. 272, 16. v. þeód-eorþe.
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