ofer-ǽt
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-ǽt
es; m. I. over-eating, gluttony, excess in eating Oferǽt ingluvies, Ælfc. Gr. 12; Som. 25, 54. Se oferǽt wierþ gehwierfed tó fierenluste edacitas usque ad luxuriam pertrahit, Past. 43, 2; Swt. 309, 14. Behealdaþ eów ðæt gé ne gehefegien eówer heortan mid oferǽte (in crapula ), 18, 2; Swt. 129, 19. Ða téþ ðe nú on oferǽte blissiaþ, Homl. Th. i. 530, 32. Hine wið oferǽt beorge, L.E. I. 24; Thh ii. 422, 3. Þurh oferǽt per commessationem, Confess. Peccat. II. rioting, feasting, an entertainment where excessive eating takes place Ða hús ða ðe on tó gebiddenne geworhte wǽron ða syndon nú on hús gehwyrfed oferǽta (commessationum ), Bd. 4, 25; S. 601, 13. Oferétum comessationibus, Kent. Gl. 888. [Cf. ofer-etes = comessationes (in Rom. 13, 13), Rel. Ant. i. 131, 32: O. L. Ger. ovar-át: O. H. Ger. ubar-ázi, -ázzi; f. crapula, commessatio. ]
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