EARM
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§5,
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
EARM
ærm, arm; comp. earmra; sup. earmost; adj. I. poor, miserable, helpless, pitiful, wretched; pauper, mĭser Ðá com án earm wuduwe cum vēnisset vĭdua una pauper, Mk. Bos. 12, 42, 43: Bt. 39, 2; Fox 212, 16. Nú eart tú earm sceaða now art thou a miserable wretch, Cd. 214; Th. 268, 19; Sat. 57: 226; Th. 301, 9; Sat. 579: Ps. Th. 136, 8. Earm biþ se him his frýnd geswícaþ miserable is he whom his friends betray, Exon. 89 a; Th. 335, 22; Gn. Ex. 37. Se wæs ord-fruma earmre láfe who was the chief of the poor remnant, Cd. 179; Th. 225, 11; Dan. 152. Gé sindon earme ofer ealle menn you are wretched above all men, Andr. Kmbl. 1351; An. 676. Nó ic gefrægn earmran mannan I have not heard of a more miserable man, Beo. Th. 1159; B. 577. Ic wolde cweðan ðæt hi wǽron earmoste I should say that they were most miserable, Bt. 38, 2; Fox 198, 13: Exon. 110 a; Th. 421, 6; Rä. 40, 14. II. the poor and destitute for whom the church made a provision; paupĕres Be teóðunge. Se cyng and his witan habbaþ gecoren and gecweden, ealswá hit riht is,—ðæt þridda [MS. þriddan] ðǽl ðare teóðunge, ðe to circan gebýrige, gá to ciric-bóte;—and óðer dǽl ðám Godes þeówum;—þridde Godes þearfum, and earman þeówetlingan concerning tithe. The king and his witan have chosen and decreed, as is just,—that a third part of the tithe, which belongs to the church, go to church-repair;—and a second part to the servants of God;—a third to God's poor, and the needy in thraldom, L. Eth. ix. 6; Th. i. 342, 6-9. v. þearfa. [Laym, ærm: Plat. O. Sax. arm: Frs. earm: O. Frs. arm, erm: Dut. Ger. M. H. Ger. arm: O. H. Ger. arm, aram: Goth. arms: Dan. Swed. arm: Icel. armr.]
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