forþ-weard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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forþ-weard
adj. Add:to III: continued, carried on. Cf. forþ, 3 Þæs sylfa þeáw lange on Angelcynnes mynstrum forþweard wæs, Lch. iii. 434, 20. For I. and II. substitute: 1. of direction in position, inclined forwards. Cf. forþ, 1 a Mé (a plough) þurh hrycg wrecen hongað under án orþoncpíl, óðer on heáfde fæst and forðweard fealleð on sídan, Rä. 22, 13. (1 a) fig. inclined towards :-- Ontýn eárna hleóðor, þæt mín gehérnes hehtful weorðe ... forðweard tó þé, Ps. C. 79. 2. of direction of motion, advancing. Cf. forþ, 1 b Ic (a lance ) hwílum éðelfæsten forðweard brece, Rä. 72, 23. 3. expressing state reached, forward, advanced. Cf. forþ, 4 Á swá hit forðweard[r]e (-werdre, -wærdre, v. ll. ) beón sceolde, swá hit lætre wæs, Chr. 999; P. 133, 6. 4. departed, deceased. Cf. forþ, 6 a him lifiendum wǽre tó wíte þám forðweardan (forðfarenum, v. l. ) men bið tó reste, Mart. H. 162, 8.
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