Á
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
Á
aa, aaa; adv. Always, ever, for ever; hence the O. Eng. AYE, ever; semper, unquam, usque Ac á sceal ðæt wiðerwearde gemetgian but ever must the contrary moderate, Bt. 21; Fox 74, 19. Án God á on écnysse one God to all eternity [lit. one God ever, in eternity ], Homl. Th. ii. 22, 32. Á on écnisse usque in æternum, Jos. 4, 7. Ic á ne geseah 'I not ever saw' = I never saw, Cd. 19; Th. 24, 10; Gen. 375. Á = ǽfre: Nú, sceal beón á on Ií abbod now, there shall always [ever] be an abbot in Iona, Chr. 565; Th. 33, 2, col. 2. Nú, sceal beón ǽfre on Ií abbod now, there shall ever [always] be an abbot in Iona, Chr. 565; Th. 32, 11; 33, 4, col. 1. He biþ aa [áá MS.] ymbe ðæt án he is for ever about that one [thing ], L. Th. ii. 310, 25. Aa on worulda woruld semper in seculorum seculum, Ps. Th. 105, 37. Nú and aaa [ááá MS.], to worulde búton ǽghwilcum ende now and ever, to a world without any end, Bt. 42; Fox 260, 15. Á world for ever, Ex. 21, 6. Á forþ ever forth, from thence, Bt. Tupr. 303, 31. [The original signification seems to be a flowing, referring to time, which every moment flows on, hence ever, always, also to ǽ, eá flowing water, a river. In Johnston's Index Geog. there are nineteen rivers in Europe with the name of Aa = Á.]
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