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GEÓ

  • adverb
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Grammar
GEÓ, gió; adv.
Wright's OE grammar
§268;
Formerly, of old, before; quandam, olim, pridem
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  • Ða lióþ ðe ic, wrecca, geó lustbǽrlíce song, ic sceal nu heófiende singan

    the lays which I, an exile, formerly with delight sung, I shall now mourning sing,

      Bt. 2; Fox 4, 7: Bt. Met. Fox 10, 68; Met. 10, 34.
  • Ðú wið Criste geó wunne

    thou of old didst strive against Christ,

      Exon. 71 b; Th. 267, 25; Jul. 420: 19 b; Th. 51, 11; Cri. 814: Cd. 106; Th. 139, 12; Gen. 2308: Menol. Fox 34; Men. 17.
  • Wæs ðis eálond geó gewurþad mid æðelestum ceastrum

    this island was formerly adorned with the noblest cities,

      Bd. 1, 1; S. 473, 25.
  • Geþenc se snottra fengel hwæt wit geó sprǽcon

    do thou, sagacious prince, bear in mind what we have before spoken,

      Beo. Th. 2957; B. 1476.
  • Geó ǽr

    long before,

      Bd. 4, 19; S. 589, 17.
  • Geó dagum

    in days of old, formerly,

      4, 27; S. 605, note 2.
  • Geó geára

    formerly,

      Bt. 31, 1; Fox 112, 15.
  • Geó hwílum

    in times of old, formerly,

      2; Fox 4, 9.
Etymology
[Goth. ju: O. Sax. giu: O. H. Ger. giu.]
Linked entries
v.  geó-geáre gió giú  þá.
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  • GEÓ, adv.