sam
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Conjunction
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sam
conj. Whether, or (cf. swá. . . swá= whether . . . or) Sara hi þyrfon, sam hí ne þurfon, hí willaþ ðeáh. Bt. 26, 2 ; Fox 92, 29. Sam wé willan, sam wé nyllan, 34, 12 ; Fox 154, 7: 40, 1; Fox 234, 34. Hý gedóþ ðæt ǽgðer fætels biþ oferfroren sam hit sý sumor, sam winter, Ors. 1. 1; Swt. 21, 17. Sam hý fæsten sam hý ne fæsten omni tempore siue jejunii siue prandii, R. Ben. 66, 14. Sam hé hine miclum lufige, sam hé hine lytlum lufige, sam hé hine mydlinga lufige. Shrn. 194, 13. Wið wunda som hý sýn of íserne, som hý sýn of stence, oððe fram nædran, Lchdm. i. 166, 9. [Sam. . . sam whether. . . or, O. E. Homl. ii. 107, 8.]
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