þeóstre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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þeóstre
þeóster (-or, -ur), and þiéstre, þístre, þýstre; adj. Dark. I. in a physical sense, without light Ðis (hell ) is ðeóstræ hám, Cd. Th. 267, 14; Sat. 38. Ðá hangode swíðe þýstru wæter on ðám wolcnum tenebrosa aqua in nubibus, Ps. Th. 27, 11. Wæs se óðer beám eallengasweart, dim and þýstre, Cd. Th. 30, 36; Gen. 478. Þýstre genip, 9, 9; Gen. 139. Se þeóstra, Wulfst. 186, 4. Niht seó þýstre, Judth. Thw. 21, 25; Jud. 34. Hit wearð þýstre tenebrae factae erant, Jn. Skt. 6, 17. On óþre healfe ys þýstre land, Shm. 120, 20. Ða fúlnessa ðæs ðystran ofnes foetorem tenebrosae fornacis, Bd. 5, 12; S. 629, 21. Under ðam scúwan ðære ðýstran nihte sub nocte per umbras, S. 628, 15. Was heora sum ðýstran onsýne (tenebrosae facici ), 5, 13; S. 633, 3. In ðære sweartan niht and in ðære þýstran, Nar. 15, 1. In ðam þýstran hám (hell ), in ðam neólan scræfe, Exon. Th. 283, 21; Jul. 683. Þýstre land (hell ), Cd. Th. 46, 1; Gen. 737. Sume ðara ðýstra gásta quidam spirituum obscurorum, Bd. 5, 12; S. 628, 40. Þeóstrum nihtum, Bt. 7, 4; Fox 22, 28. Ðeóf sceal gangan in ðýstrum wederum, Menol. Fox 544; Gn. C. 42. Niht biþ wedera þeóstrost, Salm. Kmbl. 621; Sal. 310. II. metaphorically, of absence of spiritual or mental light, or of cheerfulness Gif ðín eáge byþ deorc, eall ðín líchama byþ þýstre (ðióstor, Rush.), Lk. Skt. 11, 34. Biþ seáð ðam fyrenfullan deóp ádolfen, deorc and ðýstre, Ps. Th. 93, 12. Tódríf ðone þiccan mist, ðe wið ða eágan foran ússes módes hangode, hefig and þystre, Met. 20, 266. On hú ðióstrum horaseáþe ðara unþeáwa, Bt. 37, 2; Fox 188, 1. On ðás þeóstran weorulde, Exon. Th. 86, 18; Cri.1410. Ðióstur (caecatum ) habbas gé heorta iówre, Mk. Skt. Rush. 8, 17. Breóst innan weóll þeóstrum geþoncum, Beo. Th. 4653; B. 2332: Elen. Kmbl. 623; El. 312. [Laym. þe þestere (þustere) niht: Orm. þessterr: O. and N. bi þeostre nihte: Ayenb. þiestre: O. Sax. thiustri: O. Frs. thiustere.]
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