wǽr
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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wǽr
(?); adj. True Ic gelýfe ðæt hit from Gode cóme, bróht from his bysene, ðæs mé ðes boda sægde wǽrum wordum, Cd. Th. 42, 31; Gen. 681. [The word, found here only, if at all, occurs in that part of the Genesis, which seems to show Old Saxon influence, and the phrase wǽrum wordum may be the equivalent of that found often in the Héliand, e. g. Gumon, thea ús gódes so filu gehétun fon heƀankuninge wárun wordun, 569. But perhaps wærum (v. wær, V.; and see last passage under wær-líc) might be read. Cf. Heó geleáfan nom ðæt hé ða bysene from Gode brungen hæfde ðe hé hire swá wǽrlíce ( = O. Sax. wárlíko; or? wærlíce cunningly) wordum sægde, iéwde hire tácen, and treówa gehét, Cd. Th. 41, 5; Gen. 652.] [O. Sax. wár: O. Frs. wér, weer: O. H. Ger. wár, wári verus, verax: Lat. vérus.]
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