gærsum
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gærsum
gersum, es; m. n. Treasure, riches; thēsaurus, ŏpes He lét niman of hyre ealle ða betstan gærsuma he caused all the best treasure to be taken from her, Chr. 1035; Erl. 164, 23 : 1090; Erl. 226, 25. Hí betǽhtan ðǽr ealla ða gærsume they deposited there all the treasures, 1070; Erl. 209, 17, 27, 33. Hí námen manega gersumas they took many treasures, Chr. 1070; Erl. 209, 13. For his mycele gersuma for his great treasures, 1090; Erl. 226, 38. [Laym. gærsume treasure : Scot. gersome a sum paid by a tenant to a landlord on the entry of a lease. The word seems to have been introduced from the Scandinavian, cf. Icel. gör-semi, ger-semi a costly thing, jewel; and see Cl. and Vig. Dict. for etymology.]
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