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DÆG

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
DÆG, gen. dæges; pl. nom. acc. dagas; m: daga, an; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§5; §10; §54; §57; §78; §153; §155; §180; §183; §211; §212; §215; §217; §218; §234; §252; §284; §299; §320; §324; §331; §334; §336; §557;
a DAY; dies
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  • Se dæg segþ ðam óðrum dæge Godes wundru

    one day to another tells of God's wonders,

    • Ps. Th. 18,
    • 2.
  • God hét ðæt leóht, dæg

    God called the light, day,

    • Gen. 1,
    • 5.
  • Se þridda dæg

    the third day,

    • Gen. 1,
    • 13.
  • Emnihtes dæg

    the day of equinox;

    æquinoctium,
    • Menol. Fox 347
    • ;
    • Men. 175
    • .
  • Wintres dæg

    the winter's day or beginning of winter,

    • Menol. Fox 401
    • ;
    • Men. 202
    • .
the time of a man's life; tempus vitæ humanæ
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  • On midle mínra dagena

    in the midst of my days,

    • Ps. Th. l01,
    • 21.
  • Heora dagena tíd

    dies eorum,

    • 77.
    • 32.
  • On þreóra monna dæg

    in three men's days or lives,

    • Bd. App. S. 771,
    • 45.
the Anglo-Saxon Rune RUNE = the letter d, the name of which letter in Anglo-Saxon is dæg a day; hence this Rune not only stands for the letter d, but for dæg a day, as,- RUNE byþ Drihtnes sond, deóre mannum day is the Lord's messenger, dear to men,
  • Hick. Thes. vol. i. p. 135
  • ;
  • Runic pm. 24
  • ;
  • Kmbl. 344,
  • 9.
the daily service of the early English church is recorded, referring to the example of the Psalmist, thus,-Dauid cwæþ seofon síðon on dæg ic sang ðé, Drihten, to lofe,-Ðæt is Ǽrst on ǽrne morgen; — Eft on undern-tíde; and 3 on midne dæg, — and 4 on nón, — and 5 on ǽfen, — and 6 on fóran niht, — and 7 on úhtan tíman
David said, — seven times in a day, O Lord, I sang to thee in praise, that is, — First, in early morning [at break of day]; — Next at nine o'clock; — and 3ly at midday; — and 4ly at the nones, 3 o'clock; — and 5ly at even, at 6 o'clock, the 12th or an even or equal part of the 24 hours from 6 a.m. to 12 pm; — and 6ly at the fore night [at 9 o'clock]; — and 7ly at midnight, that is from 12 o'clock at night, to 3 or later in the morning ǽr dægréde before dawn, Canon. Hrs. 361, 7-362, 6: Ælfc. Gl. 95; Som. 75, 126-76, 1; Wrt. Voc. 53, 7-15. v. tíd-sang. ¶ On dæg in the day, by day. To dæg to-day. Dæg ǽr the day before. On ǽrran dæg on a former day. Óðre dæg another day.
Etymology
[
Laym. dæi, dai:
Orm daȝȝ:
Plat. dag:
O. Sax. dag, m:
Frs. dey:
O. Frs. di, dei, dach, m:
Dut. dag, m:
Ger. tag:
M. H. Ger. O. H. Ger. tac, tag, m:
Goth. dags, m:
Swed. Dan. dag, m:
Icel. dagr, m:
Lat. dies:
Sansk. div, dyaus, m. f. day
.]
Derived forms
ǽr-dæg, blǽd-dæg, deáþ-dæg, dóm-dæg, eald-dæg, ealdor-dæg, earfoþ-dæg, ende-dæg, feorh-dæg, freóls-dæg, fyrn-dæg, gang-dæg, geár-dæg, gebéd-dæg, gebyrd-dæg, gefeoht-dæg, geheald-dæg, geld-dæg, gemynd-dæg, geswinc-dæg, gewin-dæg, gyrstan-dæg, lǽn-dæg, líf-dæg, mǽl-dæg, mid-dæg, ræst-dæg, síþ-dæg, swylt-dæg, symbel-dæg, tíd-dæg, weder-dæg, weorc-dæg, wic-dæg, wil-dæg, win-dæg, winter-dæg, wyn-dæg, heó-dæg, án-dæge, daga, án-daga
Linked entries
v.  ǽren-dæg D daga deag deg.
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