earm
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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§7,
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earm
I. wretched, unhappy. 1. of persons Earm calamitosum (vulgus ), An. Ox. 4868. Ne meht þú cweðan þú earm sé and ungesǽlig (te existimari miserum ), Bt. 8; F. 24, 23. Ic earm tó þé cleopie; for þon on sáre míne geár syndon fornumene, Bl. H. 89, 13. Hí ácwealdon eall þæt hí fundon þæs earman folces, Jos. 10, 37. Help nú þínum earmum moncynne, Bt. 4; F. 8, 11. Þé þincþ sé earmra sé yfel déþ ðonne sé þe hit þafaþ miserior tibi injuriae illator, quam acceptor esse videretur, Bt. 38, 6; F. 208, 1. Hí sint earmran and dysigran and ungesǽligran, 32, 3; F. 118, 28. (1 a) in a moral sense :-- Hit is scondlic ymb swelc tó sprecanne hwelc hit þá wæs, þá swá earme wíf and swá elðeódge (mulieres patria profugae ) hæfdon gegán þone cræftgestan dǽl ealles þises middangeardes, Ors. 1, 10; S. 48, 5. 2. of things Of earmre calamitosa (atrocitate ), An. Ox. 3853. II. poor, destitute Swá earm hé næfþ furþon þá neódþearfe áne, is, wist and wǽda, Bt. 33, 2; F. 124, 16. hé blíþe þæs earman líchoman gefylle . . . God him worldspéda syleþ, hí þæs earman helpan sceolan, Bl. H. 37, 29, 36. Earman wífe pauperculae mulierculae, An. Ox. 3646. Winnan on swá earm folc swá hí wǽron adversus inopes sumsisse bellum, Ors. 1, 10; S. 44, 12. Hié for feós lufan earmne fordémaþ, Bl. H. 63, 11. Úre teóþan sceattas sýn earmra manna gafol. Ágifaþ teóþan dǽl ealles þæs ceápes þe gé habban earmum mannum, and tó Godes cyrican, þǽm earmestan Godes þeówum þe þá cyrican mid godcundum dreámum weorþiað . . . Gé seóþ hú blíþe þá earman beóþ, þonne hí mon mid mete and mid hrægle réteþ, 41, 24-29. Swá feala earmra manna swá on þæs rícan neáweste and þæs welegan sweltaþ, 53, 5. Sýn wé earmum ælmesgeorne, 109, 14. Eallum gemǽne, earmum and eádigum, Hml. Th. i. 64, 32. Þǽm earmestum mannum, Bl. H. 53, 19. II a. poor in something, destitute of (with gen.) :-- Hú earme wé bióð ðára écena ðinga ab aeternis nos miseros cernimus, Past. 389, 8.
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