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FEÐER

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
FEÐER, gen. dat. acc. feðere; pl. nom. acc. feðera, feðra, feðre; f.
a FEATHER; penna, plūma
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  • Mid níre [ = niwre] feðere

    with a new feather,

    • Herb. 122, 1
    • ;
    • Lchdm. i. 234, 13: L. M. 1, 39
    • ;
    • Lchdm. ii. 102, 8.
  • Gedó feðere on ele

    put a feather in oil,

    • L. M. 1, 18
    • ;
    • Lchdm. ii. 62, 11.
  • Swanes feðre,

    nom. pl. swan's feathers,

    • Exon. 57b
    • ;
    • Th. 207, 6
    • ;
    • Ph. 137.
  • Wurp ða feðera wið æftan ðæt weofod

    plŭmas projĭciet prŏpe altāre.

    • Lev. 1, 16: Cd. 72
    • ;
    • Th. 88, 26
    • ;
    • Gen. 1471.
  • Se fenix ascæceþ feðre

    the phœnix shakes its feathers,

    • Exon. 58a
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    • Th. 207, 21
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    • Ph. 145: 58b
    • ;
    • Th. 212, 5
    • ;
    • Ph. 205.
  • Feðrum bifongenc

    clad with feathers,

    • 61a
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    • Th. 224, 23
    • ;
    • Ph. 380: Bt. Met. Fox 24, 10
    • ;
    • Met. 24, 5.
in the pl. sometimes used for Wings; ālæ, pennæ
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  • Mec wǽgun feðre on lifte

    wings bore me in air,

    • Exon. 107b
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    • Th. 409, 20
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    • Rä. 28, 4.
  • Ic hæbbe swíðe swifte feðera, ðæt ic mæg fliógan ofer ðone heán hróf ðæs heofones

    I have very swift wings, that I can fly over the high roof of heaven,

    • Bt. 36, 2
    • ;
    • Fox 174, 4: Ps. Lamb. 54, 7: 138, 9.
  • He gesihþ brimfuglas brǽdan feðra

    he sees sea-fowls spread their wings,

    • Exon. 77a
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    • Th. 289, 13
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    • Wand. 47.
  • Cómon earnas on flyhte, feðerum hrémige

    eagles came in flight, exulting in their wings,

    • Andr. Kmbl. 1728
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    • An. 866: Bt. Met. Fox 24, 17
    • ;
    • Met. 24, 9.
  • Fugel feðrutn strong

    a bird strong of wings,

    • Exon. 57a
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    • Th. 203, 18
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    • Ph. 86: 57b
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    • Th. 206, 7
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    • Ph. 123: 58a
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    • Th. 208, 29
    • ;
    • Ph. 163: 106b
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    • Th. 222, 11
    • ;
    • Ph. 347.
what is made of a feather, A pen; penna, călămus
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  • Feðer

    a pen;

    penna,

    • Wrt. Voc. 75, 16.
  • Nim ðíne feðere and wrít fíftig

    take thy pen and write fifty,

    • Lk. Bos. 16, 6.
Etymology
[
Chauc. feder
:
Plat. fedder
:
O. Sax. fethera, f
:
Dut. veder, veer, f
:
Ger. feder, f
:
M. H. Ger. vëdere, vëder, f
:
O. H. Ger. fedara, f
:
Dan. fjeder, m. f
:
Swed. fjäder, m.
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Icel. fjoðr, f
:
Lat. penna, old forms pesna, petna, f
:
Grk. πtau;ερόν, n. a feather; πέτομαι to fly
:
Sansk. pat to fly.
]
Derived forms
halsre-feðer, hleow-, wríting-
Similar entries
v. fiðere.
Linked entries
v.  fiðere fæðer.
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  • FEÐER, n.