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worn

  • noun [ masculine ]
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worn, weorn, es; m.
A swarm, band, Jlock, crowd, multitude, many, a great number, a great quantity,
of animate objects
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  • Seó wilgedryht wildne weorþiaþ, worn æfter óþrum

    (flock (of birds) following flock) turba prosequitur,

      Exon. Th. 222, 4; Ph. 343.
  • Folc onette, weras wíf somod, womum and heápum, ðreátum and þrymmum, þrungon and uraon,

      Judth. Thw. 23, 39; Jud. 164.
  • Mægen wérge monna cynnes wornum hweorfaþ on wídne leg. Exon. Th. 59,

      25; Cri. 958. (I a) with gen. pl. :-- Wæs ðér worn ( grex ) swína michil, Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 5, ii. 13.
  • Ðǽr witena biþ worn ætsomne,

      295, 35; Crä. 43 : Salm. Kmbl. 802 ; Sal. 400.
  • Weard Seme suna and dohtra worn áféded,

      Cd. Th. 99, 5; Gen. 1641.
  • Hé worn gestrýnde suna and dohtra,

      74, II; Gen. 1220.
  • Oft se stiáw gecostaþ;wildeóra worn. Salm. Kmbl. 611 ; Sal. 305.
  • Fugla and deóra wornas,

      Exon. Th. 356, 3 ; Pa. 6. (1 b) with gen.
    . Láð æfter láðum, leódmægnes worn, þúsendm ǽlum, Cd. Th. 190, 7; Exod. 195.
of inanimate objects, abstract or concrete,
alone,
much, many things
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  • Hé worn gemunde, Beo. Th. 4235;

    B.

    2114.
  • Hé worn eall gespræc,

      6180; B. 3094.
  • Se gomola sægde eaforan worn,

      Exon. Th. 304, 7; Fä. 66.
  • Ongan worn sprecan,

      319, 9; Víd. 9.
with adj.
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  • Ðú worn fela sprǽce

    you have said many, many things,

      Beo. Th. 1064; B. 530.
with gen. pl.
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  • Árleásta fela, misdǽda worn,

      Met. 9, 7. (Wintra)
    worn, twá hund oððe má, Elen. Kmbl. 1263 ; El. 633.
  • Ymb wintra worn. Cd. Th. 79, 32 ; Gen. 1320: 236,

      22; Dan. 325 : Beo. Th. 533; B. 264.
  • Missera worn,

      Cd. Th. 71, 10; Gen. 1168.
  • Ymb worn daga,

      86, 30; Gen. 1438: 142, 10; Gen. 2359: Menol. Fox 336; Men. 169.
  • Ic spræc worda worn. Andr. Kmbl. 1807; An. 906.
  • Se ðe ealdgesegena worn gemunde,

      Beo. Th. 1744; B. 873.
  • Hé wundra worn cýðde,

      Andr. Kmbl. 1623; An. 813.
  • Worn sárcwida. Exon. Th. Ii, ll; Cri. 169: 291,

      32; Wand. 91 : 315, 19; Mód. 33.
  • Weorn earfoðsíða. Andr. Kmbl. 1354; An. 677.
  • Fæstena worn. Cd. Th. 181,

      5; Exod. 56.
  • Se ðe worna fela gúða gedígde

    he that from numbers and numbers of battles escaped,

      Beo. Th. 5078; B. 2543.
  • Hé weorna feala wíta geþolode,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2978; An. 1492.
with adj. and gen. pl.
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  • Unc sceal worn fela máþma gemǽnra

    we two shall have many, many treasures in common,

      Beo. Th. 3571 ; B. 1783.
with gen. sing.
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  • Gewát dægrfmes worn

    a great number of days passed,

      Cd. Th. 60, 1 ; Gen. 975.
  • Hé wunode dægrímes worn,

      156, 31; Gen. 2597: 80, 20; Gen. 1331: Met. 26, 33.
  • Hé ðæs wítes worn gefélde

    he felt the multitudinous pain,

      Cd. Th. 269, 23; Sat. 77.
  • Hé worna fela sorge gefremede, yrmðe,

      Beo. Th. 4011; B. 2003.
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