fǽr-spel
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fǽr-spel
-spell, es; n. A sudden message, sudden news, horrible message; imprōvīsus vel terrĭbĭlis nuncius Hie him fǽrspel bodedon they announced to them the sudden news, Judth. 12; Thw. 25, 5; Jud. 244. On fyrd hyra fǽrspell becwom the sudden tidings came in their tent, Cd. 148; Th. 186, 8; Exod. 135. He ðæs fǽrspelles módsorge wæg hefige æt heortan he bare mental sorrow heavy at heart at the sudden news, Exon. 48 a; Th. 165, 4; Gú. 1023. For ðam fǽrspelle at the sudden news, Andr. Kmbl. 2173; An. 1088. Wæs seó fǽmne for ðam fǽrspelle egsan geaclad the damsel was chilled with terror at the horrible message, Exon. 69 b; Th. 258, 19; Jul. 267. Me ðes ár bodaþ frécne fǽrspell this messenger announces an impious horrible message to me, 69 b; Th. 259, 4; Jul. 277.
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