tó-foran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Preposition
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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tó-foran
prep, with dat., gen. Before. I. of place, in front of, in presence of, a. preceding the case Ealle þeóda beóþ tóforan (ante ) him gegaderude. Mt. Kmbl. 25, 32. Hé ða hláfas bræc and sealde his leorningcnihtum, ðæt hí tóforan him ásetton. Mk. Skt. 6, 41 : 8, 6. Hé ðæt ylce gelæstnode tófoian ðam pápan, Chr. 1070; Erl. 208, 19. b. following the case Etaþ ðæt eów tóforan áset ys, Lk. Skt. 10, 8. Ic næbbe hwæt ic him tóforan lecge non habeo quod ponam ante ilium, 11, 6. II. of time, previous to, a. with dat. Tóforan eallum ðissum big nimaþ eów ante haec omnia inicient uobis manus suas, Lk. Skt. 21, 12. Tóforan ðám Eástron, Chr. 1012 ; Erl. 146, 8. Tóforan dam mónðe Auguste, 1013; Erl. 147, 15. b. with gen. Hit wæs tóforan dæges, Nar. 16, II. III. marking degree, above, in a greater degree than Synfulle tóforan eallum prae omnibus peccatores, Lk. Skt. 13, 2. Gé beóþ gebletsod tóforan eallum ódrum mannum, Deut. 7, 14: Homl. Th. i. 444, 30. Assa is stunt nýten and tóforan óðrum nýtenum ungesceádwís, 208, 12. IV. marking position or status, superior to Ðæt hé sý tóforan ððrum mannum þurh his glencge geteald, Homl. Th. i. 328, 29. V. marking preference Habbaþ eów tóforan eallum ðingum ða sóðan lufe, Homl. Th. i. 606, 16 : R. Ben. 55, 6. Tóforan eallum þingum wé myngiaþ, ðæt. . . , 58, 7: Wulfst. 239, 17. Tóforon. Bd. 42 ; Fox 260, 12. VI. marking excess, over and above beside, beyond :-- Tóforan ðám praelerea, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Zup. 234, 9. Tóforon ðám oððe bútan ðám praeter illa, 47 ; Zup. 270, 9. Eall hit byþ oferflówendnyss and ídel tóforan ðisum (ðæt tóforan ðysum is) quod supra fuerit, supcrjluum est, R. Ben. 90, 5. Swá liwæt swá tóforan ðám neádbehéfum belifen byþ, 138, 16. Salomon forgeaf ðære cwéne swá hwæs swá heó gyrnde æt him, tóforan (over and above ) ðære cynelícan láce ðe hé hire geaf, Homl. Th. ii. 584, 31. For fela gewissungum ðe seó án hoc hæfþ tóforan ðám óðrum for many directions which that one boot has, and the others have not, Ælfc. T. Grn. 6, 40. [Piers P. to-fore: Ayenb. to-vore : O. Sax. te-foran: O. Frs. tó-fora.] v. foran.
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