deór
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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deór
diór, dýr; adj. [deór an animal] . I. brave, bold, as a wild beast; fortis, strēnuus Se hálga wæs to hofe lǽded, deór and dómgeorn the holy one was led to the house, bold and virtuous, Andr. Kmbl. 2617; An. 1310: Exon. 108 b; Th. 414, 6; Rä. 32, 16. Nis mon in his dǽdum to ðæs deór there is not a man so bold in his deeds, Exon. 82 a; Th. 308, 17; Seef. 41. Ðæt wæs se deóra, Didĭmus wæs háten that was the bold one, he was called Didymus, Cd. 225; Th. 299, 1; Sat. 543. Georne gewyrcan deóres dryhtscipes to zealously labour for bold rulership, Salm. Kmbl. 775; Sal. 387. Deórum dǽdum by bold deeds, Exon. 82 b; Th. 310, 17; Seef. 76. Wǽron mancynnes dugoþa dýrust they were of mankind the bravest of people, Cd. 174; Th. 218, 10; Dan. 37. II. heavy, severe, dire, vehement; grăvis, dīrus, vehĕmens Deór scúr heavy rain, Cd. 192; Th. 239, 18; Dan. 372. Diór dǽdfruma the dire perpetrator, Grendel, Beo. Th. 4186; B. 2090. Ðone deóran síþ the severe journey, Salm. Kmbl. 723; Sal. 361. Swenga ne wyrnaþ deórra dynta they are not sparing of strokes, severe blows, Salm. Kmbl. 245; Sal. 122. DER. deór-líc, -mód: heaðo-deór, hilde-.
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