sǽ-steorra
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sǽ-steorra
an; m. A star which guides mariners at sea; stella maris, a title given to the Virgin Mary, from the erroneous belief that it expressed the etymological meaning of the Hebrew name Miriam, Mary Nú is hyre nama gereht . . . sǽsteorra . . . Sǽsteorra heó is gecweden, for ðan þe se steorra on niht gecýþeð scyplíðendum mannum hwyder bið eást and west, hwyder súð and norð, Hml. A. 117, 6-19. [Nomen est Maria quod interpretatur stella maris . . . is on ure ledene sesteorre, O. E. Hml. 141, 24-26: 161, 4. Sæsteorrne, Orm. 2132.]
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