DEÓRE
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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DEÓRE
dióre; adj. I. DEAR, beloved; cārus, dilectus, familiāris Deóre wæs he Drihtne úrum he was dear to our Lord, Cd. 14; Th. 17, 17; Gen. 261: 214; Th. 269, 32; Sat. 82: Exon. 105 a; Th. 399, 13; Rä. 18, 10. Dæg byþ deóre mannum day is dear to men, Runic pm. 24; Hick. Thes. i. 135; Kmbl. 344, 10. His se deóra sunu his dear son, Cd. 218; Th. 219, 25; Sat. 243: Exon. 76 a; Th. 286, 2; Jul. 725. Áhte ic holdra ðý læs, deórre duguþe I owned the less of faithful ones, of dear attendants, Beo. Th. 980; B. 488. He æfter deórum men dyrne langaþ he longs secretly after the dear man, Beo. Th. 3762; B. 1879: Ps. Th. 119, 1. Ic me on mínne Drihten deórne getreówige ego in te sperābo, Domĭne, Ps. Th, 54. 24: 77, 69: 88, 17. He gedǽlde him deóre twá he separated two dear to him, Cd. 131; Th. 166, 8; Gen. 2744. Deórast ealra dearest of all, Exon. 76 a; Th. 284, 15; Jul. 697. Ðín mildheortnes standeþ deórust thy mercy is most dear, Ps. Th. 102, 16. Aldorþegn ðone deórestan the dearest chief, Beo. Th. 2622; B. 1309. II. dear of price, precious, of great value, desirable, excellent, glorious, magnificent, noble, illustrious; pretiōsus, magni æstimandus, desiderabĭlis, exĭmius, gloriōsus, magnifĭcus, nobĭlis, illustris Deóre [MS. deor] hit is pretiōsum est, Ælfc. Gl. 35; Som. 62, 82; Wrt. Voc. 28, 60. Sege me hwæðer se ðín wéla deóre seó ðé tell me whether thy wealth is precious to thee, Bt. 13; Fox 38, 6. Ðeáh gold gód seó and deóre [dióre MS. Cot.] though gold is good and precious, 13; Fox 38, 11. Deórum mádme for the precious treasure Beo. Th. 3060; B. 1528. On Dryhtnes naman deórum in the Lord's precious name, Ps. Th. 117, l0. Gesáwon dryncfæt deóre they had seen the precious drinking vessel, Beo Th, 4500; B. 2254. Deóran since with precious metal, Exon. 12 a; Th. 19, 31; Cri. 309. Deóre máþmas precious treasures, Beo. Th. 4464; B. 2236. Gód hlísa biþ betera and deórra [diórra MS. Cot.] ðonne ǽnig wéla good fame is better and more precious than any wealth, Bt. 13; Fox 38, 24: Exon. 128 b; Th. 493, 16; Rä. 81, 31. Ða me synd golde deórran they are dearer to me than gold, Ps. Th. 118, 127. Sinc biþ deórost treasure is most precious, Menol. Fox 480; Gn. C. 10. Hwæt ðé deórast [diórust MS. Cot.] þince: hwæðer ðe gold ðe hwæt? what seems to thee most precious: whether gold or what? Bt. 13; Fox 38, 10: Exon. 103 b; Th. 393, 13; Rä. 12, 9. In ðam deóran hám in that desirable home, Exon. 45 b; Th. 154, 15; Gú. 843: Cd. 218; Th. 278, 10; Sat. 219. On getýnum ðe ymb Dryhtnes hús deóre syndan in the courts which are glorious about the Lord's house, Ps. Th. 115, 8. Ðǽr seó deóre scólu leófne lofiaþ where the glorious assemblage praise the beloved, Exon. 64 a; Th. 235, 21; Ph. 560. Ðeáh hwá æðele sié, duguþum dióre though any be noble, magnificent in riches, Bt. Met. Fox 10, 57; Met. 10, 29. Deóre ríce Engla landes in the glorious kingdom of England, Chr. 1065; Erl. 196, 38; Edw. 19. Is mín módor mægþa cynnes ðæs deórestan my mother is of the noblest race of women, Exon. l09 a; Th. 416, 11; Rä. 34, 10. [Prompt. Wyc. Piers P. R. Brun. Chauc. R. Glouc. dere: Laym. deore, dure: Orm. deore, dere: Plat. dür: O. Sax. diuri: Frs. djoer: O. Frs. diore, diure: Dut. dier: Ger. theuer: M. H. Ger. tiure: O. H. Ger. tiuri: Dan. Swed. dyr: Icel. dýrr dear, precious.] DER. deóran: deór-boren, -líce, -ling, -wurþe, -wyrþe, -wurþnes, -wyrþnes: un-deóre. v. dýre.
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