frymþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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frymþ
Dele 'es; m.' and in l. 15 'Frymþas . . . Lye', and add Frymð origo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 64, 73. Frymþum exordia, i. principia, 145, 75. 1. the beginning of something From frymþe middangeardes, Chr. 6; P. 6, 1. Frimþe, 616; P. 23, note 4. Fræmðe, Angl. xi. 4, 16. Fremðe, 5, 10. Hé wolde ðǽre ealdan ǽ ende gesettan, and þysse níwan frymð gesettan, Hml. A. 152, 21. 2. the beginning. a. referring to eternity On frymðe wæs word, Hml. Th. i. 40, 8. Tó ðám éðele becuman ðe him on frymðe se heofonlica Fæder gemynte, ii. 218, 18. Þé (Christ ) rodera weard æt frymðe genóm him tó freóbearne, Cri. 223: 121. b. referring to time, the beginning of the world Hé mec worhte æt frymðe, þá hé þisne ymbhwyrft ǽrest sette, Rä. 41, 6. c. the beginning of a condition; æt (on) frymþe at the outset, at first, in the first instance, to begin with Nó hwæðre Ælmihtig ealra wolde Adam and Euan árna ofteón Fæder æt frymðe, Gen. 954. Þonne hý æt frymðe gemétað at their first meeting, Cri. 1666. Swylc hé æt frymðe wæs, Ph. 239. Þǽr þú wurde æt frymðe fugel if thou hadst been born a bird, Seel. 79. Drihten him tó earde geceás Sione ǽrest æt frymðe praeelegit Sion in habitationem sibi, Ps. 131, 14. Þæt byð secga gehwám snytru on frymðe initium sapientiae, 110, 7. Swá mé on frymðe gelomp yrmðu, Hy. 4, 83. ¶ in phrases denoting the Deity, the beginning or source of all things :-- Fæðer frymþa gehwæs, Ph. 197. Frymþa God, Jud. 33. Frymða Waldend, 5. 3. first produce, in pl. first-fruits Be frymþum oþþe offrungum de primitiis siue oblationibus, Scint. 165, 17. [v. N. E. D. frumth.]
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