geár
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Neuter
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geár
Add: (n.) and m. I. as a unit of time-measurement, 1. in the case of (approximately) exact measurement, the number of years being given Þá wæs syxte geár Constantínes cáserdómes, El. 7. Ánes geáres cild oððe lamb anniculus , Ælfc. Gr. Z. 287, 11. Wé ealne þysne geár lifdon mid úres líchoman willan, Bl. H. 35, 37. Án cométa ofer ealne geár sceán, Hml. ii. 300, 32. Se here þǽr sæt .i. geár, Chr. 869; P. 70, 4. Þǽr wǽron gehealdene heora líc án geár and seofan mónaþ, Bl. H. 193, 13. Þreó geár, 215, 36. Sume tén geár, Bt. 38, 1; F. 194, 7. Ymb xiii geár, Gen. 2302. 2. of indefinite periods of time Hé feala geára lifde, Bl. H. 219, 2 : Bt. 18, 3; F. 66, 18. Wintra fela . . . geára mengeo. Gen. 1726. Geára gongum in the course of time , Cri. 1036: Jul. 693. Æfter feáwum geárum, Bl. H. 99, 8. Æfter geárum, El. 1265. Mænig gér, Bt. 29, l; F. 102, 21 note. (2 a) the years of a person's life :-- Geáras míne anni mei , Ps. L. 30, II.. and heora geára gancg, Ps. Th. 77, 32. II. as a chronological unit, 1. for the purposes of the calendar Be ðæs geáres tídum. Annus Solaris hæfð . . . twelf mónðas, and gér hæfð nigon þúsend tída and seofon hund tída and syx and syxtig, Angl. viii. 320, 19. Ðǽre sunnan geár is heó beyrne þone miclan circul zodiacum and gecume under ǽlc þǽra twelf tácna, Lch. iii. 244, 20. Heóld þæt Ebreisce folc ðone forman geáres dægon lenctenlicere emnihte, Hml. Th. i. 100, I. Tó geáres dæge on New Year's day , Chr. 1096 ; P. 232, 17. Þæs geáres during the year 871, 871 ; P. 72, 15. Nú tó geáre this year , Angl. viii. 327, 10: 329, 36. On þǽm geáre bið þreó hund daga and fíf and syxtig daga. Bl. H. 35, 22. Is se mǽsta dǽl ágangen, efne nigon hund wintra and .lxxi. on þýs geáre, 119, 2. Wæs se winter þý geáre grim, 213, 31. Perseus wæs ealne þone geár Rómáne swencende, Ors. 4, ll; S. 208, 13 : 3, 5 ; S. 106, 10. Þá sylfan tíd síde herigeas habbað foreweard geár. Men. 6. ¶ used of the time occupied by a revolution of the moon :-- Ðæs mónan geár hæfð seofon and twéntig daga and eahta tída. On ðám fyrste hé underyrnð ealle ðá twelf tácna þe seó sunne undergǽð twelf mónað . . . þis is þæs mónan geár, ac his mónað is máre, Lch. iii. 246, 24-248, 15. 2. for the purposes of calculation in dealing with that which recurs regularly Æt gáres cépinge annuis nundinis , C. D. iv. 209, 20. Him tó móse sceal gegangan geára gehwylce . . . þriá þreóténo þúsend. Sal. 288. III. the year as made up of the seasons Be þæs monnes mihtum sceal mon þá lǽcedómas sellan . . . and hú geáres hit sié (according to what time of year it may be ), Lch. ii. 238, 22. God biddan hé him forgéfe ðone geár siblice tíd and smyltelico gewidra and genihtsume wæstmas and heora líchoman trymnysse, Shrn. 74, n. III a. Brengþ eorþe ǽlcne westm ǽlce geáre, 39, 13 ; F. 234, 14. Gif hit gebyrað on geáre (if it happen some year) þæt náðer ne byð . . . ne æceren , ne bóc ne oðer mæsten, Nap. 10, 28. III b. the spring season :-- Þæt geár mót brengan blósman, Bt. 7, 3; F. 20, 22. Gér byð gumena hyht, þonne God lǽteð hrúsan syllan beorhte bléda beornum, Rún. 12. Wæs folde geblówen, geácas geár budon, Gú. 716. IV. with respect to productivity of the ground, a (good or bad) year Æfter cóm gód gér (geár, v. l. ) and wæstmberende, Bd. 4, 13 ; Sch. 419, 12. Hærfest hæleðum bringeð géres wæstmas, Gn. C. 9. V. the name of the Runic letter g. See Rún. 12 above, v. gebann-geár.
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