Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
indecl. cpve. used as subst. and adj. More. I. as subst. Sume naman sind omonima; ða getácniaþ má þinga mid ánre clypunge, Ælfc. Gr. 5 ; Som. 4, 13. Seó þridde declinatio hefþ eahta and hundseofontig geendunga oððe má, 9; Som. 8, 15 : Elen. Kmbl. 1264; El. 634. Hé hæfþ weána má ðonne ǽniges mannes gemet sý ðæt hié áríman mǽge, Blickl. Homl. 61, 36 : 213, 28. Ǽghwylcum men biþ leófre swá hé hæbbe holdra freónda má, 123, 1. Mid ðý eówer má is cum sitis numero plures, Bd. 2, 2 ; S. 503, 13. Ne gehérde ða ondsware má manna ðonne ða míne getreówestan freónd, Nar. 32, 15. Má ðæra Iudéiscra ealdra embe Cristes cwale smeádon, Homl. Th. i. 88, 28. Næfde hé má ðonne twentig swýna, Ors. 1, 1 ; Swt. 18, 14. Nó ðé láðes má gedón móton no worse may they do thee, Andr. Kmbl. 2885; An. 1446. Ða habbaþ twegen mislíce casus and ná má on gewunan ... nis ðǽr ná má mislícra casa they have two different cases, and no more generally .. . there are no more different cases, Ælfc. Gr. 14; Som. 17, 3-7 : 15; Som. 17, 38 : Blickl. Homl. 35, 24. Donatus téþ gyt má tó ðysum . . Gyt synd má ðyssera æfter Priscianus, Ælfc. Gr. 44; Som. 46, 6-10. Gyt má wæs ðe ðæt dón ne wolde there were yet more who would not do that, Bd. 1, 14; S. 482, 17. Swá ðǽr má beáh tó ðam sóðan geleáfan, Homl. Th. ii. 540, 27. Ðá geneálǽhton má hine meldigende, 248, 32. Nabbaþ syððan hwæt hig má dón non habent amplius quod faciant, Lk. Skt. 12, 4. Hwæt sceal ic ðonne má secgean fram Sancte Johanne, Blickl. Homl. 169, 24 : Bd. 3, 27; S. 559, 22 : Ps. Th. 125, 2. Gif hé má wille, drince hé hát wæter, L. M. 2, 59; Lchdm. ii. 284, 5. Be ðam man mæg gecnáwan and be má þinga, Wulfst. 5, 4. Swá mid læs worda, swá mid má, Bt. 35. 5; Fox 166, 12. Hé ne úde ðæt ǽnig óðer man ǽfre mǽrða ðon má gehédde ðonne hé sylfa he would not allow that any other man should have any more distinctions than he himself had, Beo. Th. 1012 ; B. 504. Wát ic sorga ðý má, Cd. 42; Th. 54, 33; Gen. 886. Mǽ wundra plura signa, Jn. Skt. Lind. 7. 31. II. as adj. Seó sáwul ys má ðonne se líchama and se líchama má ðonne ðæt reáf anima plus est quam esca, et corpus quam vestimentum, Lk. Skt. 12, 23. Má wén is ðæt ðú onsende ðínne engel there is more hope if you send your angel, Blickl. Homl. 231, 23. Má wæter of ðínum múþ ðú ne send, 247. 7. Ic nelle nán word má of ðínum múþe gehýran, Nar. 45, 23. Ic wæs sixtýne síðum on sǽbáte . . . is þys áne má I have been sixteen times in a sea boat ... this is once more, Andr. Kmbl. 984; An. 492. Ðæt wæs má cræft ðonne hit eorþbúend ealle cúþan [cf. use of mikil in O.Sax. kúðean kraft mikil], Exon. 13 b; Th. 26, 24; Cri. 421. Ne synd ná má namanspeligende bútan ðás fífténe there are no more pronouns than these fifteen, Ælfc. Gr. 15 ; Som. 17, 46. v. next word, and mǽst.
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