þing-gemearc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þing-gemearc
es; n. Measuring (time) by events (? cf. other compounds of gemearc, e.g. fót-, geár-gemearc, where the first part determines the character of the measurement, measurement by feet, by years; in the case of almost all such compounds it is an (adverbial) genitive that is found) Ðá wæs ágangen tú hund and þreó geteled rímes swylce þrittig eáe þinggemearces wintra measuring by the events that had happened two hundred and thirty-three years would be counted as past, things had been going on for two hundred and thirty-three years, Elen. Kmbl. 6; El. 3. Ðá wæs first ágán þinggemearces bútan þrím nihtum things had gone on till there remained only three days of the allotted time, Andr. Kmbl. 295; An. 148.
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