FÓT
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FÓT
nom. acc: gen. fótes; dat. fét, fóte; pl. nom. acc. fét, fótas; gen. fóta; dat. inst. fótum; m. I. a FOOT; pés, gen. pĕdis; m Gyf ðín hand oððe ðín fót ðé swícaþ si mănus tua, vel pēs tuus scandălīzat te, Mt. Bos. 18, 8. Ne come me fót ofermódignysse ne vĕniat mihi pēs superbiæ, Ps. Spl. 35, 12. Swá his fót gestóp where his foot stepped, Andr. Kmbl. 3163; An. 1584. Námen ðá ðet fótspure ðe wæs undernæðen his fóte then [they] took the footstool, that was underneath his foot, Chr. 1070; Erl. 209, 8. Ðæt ic heonon nelle fleón fótes trym I will not flee hence a footstep, Byrht. Th. 138, 68; By. 247. On ánum fét on one foot, Exon. 108 b; Th. 415, 5; Rä. 32, 17. Mif fóte pĕde , Ex. 21, 41: Ps. Spl. 90, 12: Lk. Bos. 4, 11. Standende wǽron fét úre on cáfertúnum ðínum stantes ĕrant pĕdes nostri in atriis tuis, Ps. Spl. 121, 2; Cd. 19; Th. 24, 18; Gen. 379. Sindon fealwe fótas the feet are yellow , Exon. 60 a; Th. 219, 22; Ph. 311: Ps. Th. 121,2: 131,7. Ge-eádmédaþ oððe gebiddaþ fótsceamol his fóta adōrāte scabellum pĕdum ejus, Ps. Lamb. 98, 5; Exon. 107 b; Th. 410, 12; Rä. 28,15. Ðe-læs hig mid hyra fótum hig fortredon ne forte conculcent eas pĕdĭbus suis, Mt. Bos. 7, 6. Hæfde gefeormod fét and folma he had devoured feet and hands, Beo. Th. 1494; B. 745. II. the foot; pēs, gen. pĕdis The foot of a man, a measure of length, was divided into twelve equal parts or inches, v. ynce, es; m. inch; and an inch is three barley-corns in length. In Anglo-Saxon times, the people and their rulers were satisfied with the simplest weights and measures, thus a yard was three feet, of twelve inches each foot, while an inch was in length three barley-corns. In our day, the legislature passed an act so late as July 30, 1855. It is styled An Act for legalising and preserving the restored standards and weights and measures. This Act inculed the weights of George the Fourth, 1824, in which the pounds avoirdupois is fixed by a standard weight, kept in the office of the Exchequer, and one equal seven-thousandth part of such pound avoirdupois shall be a grain. Thus our measures and weights are so recently fixed by standards. v. fót-gemet, eln, ynce, met-geard, geard, gyrd. Nigon fóta, and ix scæfta munda, and ix bere-corna nine feet and nine half feet, and nine barley-corns or three inches, L. Ath. iv. 5; Th. i. 224, 9. [Wyc. Piers. P. Chauc. foot: Laym. Orm. fot: Plat. voot, m: O.Sax. fót, fuot, m: Frs. foet: O.Frs. fot, m: Dut. voet, m: Ger. fusz, m: M.H.Ger. vuoz, m:O.H.Ger. fuoz, m: Goth. fotus, m: Dan. fod, m,f: Swed. fot, m: Icel. fótr, m: Lat pēs, gen. pĕd-is, m: Grk. πούς,gen. ποδός, m: Pers. pa; pl. payan: Lith.sole of the foot: Sansk. pad, pād, pāda, m. from pad to go.]
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