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íren

  • noun [ neuter ]
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Grammar
íren, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§126;
Iron, an iron weapon [cf. use of steel in modern English], a sword, blade
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  • Ðæt swurd, drihtlic íren,

      Beo. Th. 1788; B. 892.
  • Gif ðæt gegangeþ ðæt ádl oððe íren nimeþ ealdor ðínne

    if it come to pass, that disease or sword take off thy prince,

      3700; B.1848.
  • Mé sceal wǽpen niman, ord and íren,

      Byrht. Th. 139, 12.
  • Áres and írenes æris et ferri, Bd. 1, I ; S. 473, 23, note. Heardes írenes grindlas

    gratings of hard iron,

      Cd. 19 ; Th. 24, 25; Gen. 383.
  • Ðeáh hé wǽre mid írne ymbfangen,

      224; Th. 297, 15; Sat. 513.
  • Héht his sweord niman, leóflíc íren,

      Beo. Th. 3622; B. 1809.
  • His sweord, írena cyst,

      1350; B. 673 : 1609; B. 802.
  • Bite írena,

      4511; B. 2259.
  • Íren ecgheard,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2363; An. 1183.
Etymology
[Icel. járn : Dan. jern : Swed. järn.]
Similar entries
v. hring-íren; ísen, ísern.
Linked entries
v.  ÍSEN ísen ísern ísern.
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