eáster
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
eáster
eástor; gen. eástres; pl. nom. acc. eástro; gen. eástrena; dat. eástron, eástran [ = eástrum]; n: eástre, an; n. I. Easter, the feast of Easter; pascha = πάσχα On dæge symbeles eástres in die solemni paschœ, Lk. Lind. War. 2, 41. Wæs ðære ylcan nihte ðara hálgan Eástrena, ðæt seó cwén cende dóhtor ðæm cyninge it was on that same holy night of Easter, that the queen bore to the king a daughter, Bd. 2, 9; S. 511, 28. Æfter twám dagum beóþ eástro post bĭduum pascha fiet. Mt. Bos. 26, 2. Freóls-dæg, se is gecweden Eástre a feast day which is called Easter, Lk. Bos. 22, 1. II. the passover, paschal lamb; pascha To eástron for the Easter lamb, Mt. Bos. 26, 17. Ðá hí eástron offrodon . . . ðæt ðú eástron ete quando pascha immŏlābant. . . ut mandūces pascha. Mk. Bos. 14, 12. [Ger. M. H. Ger. ostern, f; Ker. óstarun, óstrun: Ottf. óstará, óstoron dea, pascha: A. Sax. Eástre, the goddess of the rising sun, whose festivities were in April. Hence used by Teutonic christians for the rising of the sun of righteousness, the feast of the resurrection, Bd. de Temp. Rat. Works, vol. ii. p. 81: Grimm's Deut. Mythol. 8vo. 1855, pp. 180-183.]
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