hǽr
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hǽr
hér, es; n. Hair, a hair Hǽr capillus, Wrt. Gl. 70, 30 : pilus, Recd. 38, 21; Wrt. Voc. 64, 30. Hǽr pili, Ælfc. Gl. 70; Som. 70, 54; Wrt. Voc. 42, 62. Loccas vel unscoren hǽr comæ, 70, 56; Wrt. Voc. 42, 64. Gif hǽr tó þicce síe if the hair be too thick, L. M. i. 87, 3; Lchdm. ii. 156, 8. Ne sceal eów beón forloren án hǽr of eówrum heáfde there shall not a hair of your head be lost, Homl. Th. i. 236, 22. Ðú ne miht wyrcan án hǽr ðínes feaxes hwít oððe blacc thou canst not make one hair of thy locks white or black, 482, 19. His reáf wæs geworht of oluendes hǽre his raiment was wrought of camel's hair, ii. 38, 9. Ðæt íren ne cume on hǽre ne on nægle that iron come not on hair, nor on nail, L. Pen. 10; Th. ii. 280, 20. Ne losaþ ðæt heáfod ðonne ða hǽr beóþ ealle geedstaðelodd the head perishes not when the hairs are all restored, Homl. Th. ii. 542, 35. Wið wiðerweard hǽr onweg tó ádónne for contrarious hairs, to remove them, Lchdm. i. 362, 8. Héras heáfdes capilli capitis, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 10, 30. Hiora is mycle má ðonne ic mé hæbbe on heáfde nú hǽra feaxes multiplicati sunt super capillos capitis mei, Ps. Th. 68, 4. Mid hérum oððe fæx hire capillis suis, Jn. Skt. Lind. 11, 2. Se eádiga wæs blíðe on andwlitan mid hwítum hǽrum the blessed man was cheerful in aspect, with white hair, Homl. Th. ii. 186, 20. Mid olfendes hǽrum gescrýd clothed with camel's hair, i. 330, 2 : Mt. Kmbl. 3, 4. Ic beleás hérum ðám ðe ic hæfde I lost the hairs that I had, Exon. 107 a; Th. 407, 36; Rä. 27, 5. [O. Sax. hár : O. Frs. hér : Icel. her : O. H. Ger. hár : Ger. haar.] For notices as to the importance attached to the hair in early times, see Grimm R. A. pp. 146, 240, 283, 339, 702; and see feax and its compounds. DER. hrycg-, tægl-hǽr.
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