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EARG

  • adjective
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Grammar
EARG, earh; comp. eargra, earhra; sup. eargost; adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§426;
inert, weak, timid, cowardly; iners, ignāvus, segnis, tĭmĭdus
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  • Se earga féðe Brytta

    ăcies segnis Brittŏnum,

    • Bd. 1,
    • 12;
    • S. 481,
    • 19.
  • Ful oft mon wearnum tíhþ eargne

    full oft one urges the inert with threats,

    • Exon. 92 a
    • ;
    • Th. 345,
    • 14;
    • Gn. Ex. 188
    • .
  • Ne biþ swylc earges síþ

    such is not the path of the cowardly,

    • Beo. Th. 5076
    • ;
    • B. 2541: Ors. 6,
    • 36;
    • Bos. 131,
    • 27.
evil, wretched, vile; prāvus, imprŏbus
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  • Ða cyningas, ðe æfter Romuluse rícsedan, wǽran eargran ðonne he wǽre

    the kings who reigned after Romulus, were more vile than he was.

    • Ors. 2,
    • 2;
    • Bos. 41,
    • 24.
  • Tarcuinius hiora eallra eargost wæs

    Tarquin was the most vile of them all,

    • 2,
    • 2;
    • Bos. 41,
    • 26.
  • Swá fela eargra worda

    so many evil words,

    • Cd. 27
    • ;
    • Th. 36,
    • 32;
    • Gen. 580: Exon. 26 b
    • ;
    • Th. 79,
    • 29;
    • Cri. 1298
    • .
Etymology
[
Chauc, erke indolent, indisposed:
Laym. eærȝh timid:
Scot. arch, argh, ergh averse:
Frs. erg bad, wicked:
O. Frs. erch, erg,arg bad:
Dut. erg bad;
Ger. arg bad, wicked:
M. H. Ger. arc mălus, prāvus:
O. H. Ger. arg avārus, prāvus:
Dan. arg, arrig bad, wicked, passionate:
Swed. arg angry:
Icel. argr emasculate, effeminate
.]
Derived forms
un-earg
Linked entries
v.  arg ge-yrgan earh earhra eorg irgþ earg-ness.
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  • EARG, adj.