neán
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
neán
adv. I. from near Neán and feorran from near and far, Cd. Th. 14, 28; Gen. 225. Feorran oððe neán, 64, 8 ; Gen. 1047. Somnaþ súþan and norþan, eástan and westan, faraþ feorran and neán, Exon. Th. 220, 26 ; Ph. 326: Beo. Th. 1683; B. 839. Ic eów wísige ðæt gé genóge neón sceáwiaþ beágas I will guide you so that from near ye may gaze on rings in abundance. Beo. Th. 6200 ; B. 3104. II. near, close at hand Gif ðú Grendles dearst neán bídan if thou durst here await Grendel, 1061 ; B. 528. Wæs ðæs wyrmes wíg wíde gesýne, neán and feorran, 4624; B 2317. Hí ðære eaxe útan ymbhwerfaþ, ðone norþende neán ymbcerraþ (cf. hí sint swá neáh ðam norþende ðære eaxe, Fox 214, 20), Met. 28, 14. III. nearly, about Neán twelfwintre fere annorum duodecim, Lk. Skt. 8, 42. Ðá wæs geworden æfter ðam wordum neán (MS. A. neáh) eahta dagas, 9, 28. Ðá wæs neán seó syxte tíd erat autem fere hora sexta, 23, 44. Wé ðæs hereweorces neán myndgiaþ we bear that warlike deed in mind nearly as it happened, have an accurate remembrance of it, Elen. Kmbl. 1311 ; El. 657. v. for-neán.
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