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fær

  • noun [ feminine ]
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§345;
Dele 'fær ; gen. dat. acc. fære . . . f.?' and add:
of movement,
going, passing
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  • Faru ł færr

    transitus,

      Ps. L. 143, 14.
  • Hí bǽdon ꝥ hí móston faran þurh ðá burh, ac ðá burhware noldon þæs færes him getýðian,

      Hml. S. 25, 445.
  • Þá þá hé gehýrde þæs folces fær mid þám Hǽlende, ðá ácsode hé hwá þǽr férde. Hí cwǽdon him tó þæt þæt wǽre ðæs Hǽlendes fær,

      Hml. Th. i. 152, 13-15.
  • Hwæt is þæs Hǽlendes stede, oððe hwæt is his fær?,

      156, 33.
  • Hé cépte þæs Hǽlendes fær he was on the look-out for the passing of Jesus, 580, 28. (1 a)

    mode of going

    :-- Hí habbað blióh and fær bú ungelíce (cf. hí sint swíþe ungelíces híwes and ungelíce faraþ,
      Bt. 41, 6; F. 254, 25), Met. 31, 4.
a going away (of change of abode)
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  • Be unáléfedum fære from his hláforde. Gif hwá fare unáliéfed fram his hláforde,

      Ll. Th. i. 126, 8.
  • Be gesíðcundes monnes fære. Gif gesíðcund man fare, þonne mót hé habban his geréfan mid him,

      144, 1. (2 a) fig. of change of state :--
    Hwæt is gódra manna deáð búton . . . færr fram deáðe tó ðám écan lífe?, Hml. Th. ii. 232, 27.
a journey, course, (on water) a voyage, (of an army)
a march
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  • Syx daga fær ofor sǽ,

      Lch. iii. 260, 3.
  • Hwæt is ðeós ðe hér ástíhð. . . swá egeslic swá fyrdtruma? . . . Hire fær (

    her ascension

    ) is wiðmeten fyrdlicum truman,
      Hml. Th. i. 444, 5.
  • Hé férde ofer langne wæg . . . Hit gelamp for his langsumum fære,

      Hml. S. 29, 115.
  • On fære mid þǽre scíre þe mid him fierdedon,

      Chr. 894; P. 86, 2.
  • Geong ł fær

    iter,

      Lk. L.10, 33.
  • Manega cépað be ðám mónan heora fær (cf. on xvi.-nihte mónan far ofer sǽ,

      Lch. iii. 180, 3; see also 176, 21: 178, 23, 27), Hml. Th. i. 100, 24.
  • Þurh his langsume fær (gewende hé tó Róme, 7),

      80, 27: Lch. iii. 434, 4.
  • Hé (

    Gehazi

    ) bedíglode his fær . . . Se wítega hine befrán: 'Hwanon cóme ðú?,'
      Hml. Th. i. 400, 22.
  • Ic ne cúðe hira fær

    nesciebam unde essent,

      Jos. 2, 4: Hml. S. 3, 637.
  • (3 a) fig. of the coming of a season

    Embe feówer wucan se solmónað sígeð tó túne, swá hit getealdon geó Februarius fær fróde gesíðas,

      Men. 18: 167.
an expedition, enterprise
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  • Heó (

    Judith

    ) bebeád þám folce ꝥ hí ná ne hogedon embe hire fær ac gebǽdon for hí,
      Hml. A. 109, 233.
a place where passage is possible or
admissible, a passage, thoroughfare, road, entrance
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  • Hé him tǽhte þóne wæg ofer ánum brádum fenne þǽr nán fær ǽr næs,

      Jud. Thw. 162, 18.
  • Wæs þǽr án burh, and næs nánes mannes fær on náþre healfe þǽre byrig,

      Hml. S. 25, 441.
  • Ðú fær eft biluce

    aditum reserasti,

      Rtl. 29, 34.
  • Hí fordytton ǽlc fær upp tó þám muntum

    praeoccupaverunt omnes vertices montium,

      Hml. A. 104, 70.
a means of transport, carriage, vessel
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  • Æt hýðe stód hringedstefna, ísig and útfús, æðelinges fær,

      B. 33.
  • Fór fámig scip, . . . siððan fær séleste (

    the ark

    ) flód úp áhóf,
      Gen. 1419.
of persons,
a body of persons who journey,
on land,
a troop
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  • Cómon him tógeánes þǽra cempena fær on cynelicum cræte,

      Hml. S. 31, 968.
  • Hé geseah þǽra sceaþena fær,

      Ælfc. T. Grn. 18, 14.
  • Hí út férdon mid folclicum truman, oð ðæt ðá Syriscan gesáwon heora fær,

      Hml. A. 113, 358.
on sea,
a crew
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  • Hof séleste (

    the ark

    ) fór mid fearme; fære ne móston wǽglíðendum wætres brógan hrínan, ac hié God ferede and nerede,
      Gen. 1394.
of action or condition, fare (in welfare), proceedings, course of life,
path in life
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  • Nú eom ic cnæpling, and nytende mínes færes

    ignorans egressum et introitum meum

    (1 Kings
      3, 7), Hml. Th. ii. 576, 15.
  • Hé leornode on hálgum bócum be þæs Hǽlendes fære,

      Hml. S. 3, 34.
  • Ongan hé tó secgenne be ðæs Hǽlendes fære, hú hé worhte wundra fela, and siððan deáð þrowode,

      10, 155.
  • Críst wolde þæt manega wítegan sceoldon cýðan his fær,

      Hml. Th. ii. 20, 31; Ælfc. T. Grn. 4, 4.
  • Tó ðý þæt ic wolde witan ymbe ðín fær, hú se Ælmihtiga embe ðé wolde

    ut, quid de te fieri deberet, agnoscerem

    (Bd.
      5, 12), Hml. Th. ii. 354, 9.
  • Man gesette on cranice his leóde fær,

      Hml. A. 95, 124.
Etymology
[Icel. far travel; a ship; life, conduct.]
Similar entries
v. fram-, síþ-, tó-, wǽg-, ymb-fær; faru.
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