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Add: a calamity, disaster, evil, accident
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  • Fér

    casus,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 103, 35.
  • Fær cassus, 14, 2. Cassibus, calamitatibus vel férum,

    cassus, scelus, malum vel

    fær (cf. excidium, casus, ruina,
      145, 8), 129, 27-30.
  • Land, leóhtes leás and líges full, fýres fǽr micel

    a land without light and full of flame, a huge destroying fire,

      Gen. 334.
  • Ǽr him fǽr Godes aldre gesceóde

    ere the calamity sent by God destroyed them,

      Dan. 592.
  • Ne con hé yfles andgiet, ǽr hit hine on fealleð. Hé þonne onfindeþ, þonne se fǽr cymeð,

      Dóm. 73.
  • Ic þæs fǽres á on wénum sæt, hwonne mé wráðra sum aldre beheówe

    I was ever expecting disaster, the stroke that should rob me of life,

      Gen. 2699.
  • Hé sóna deád wæs. Ðá ꝥ gesáwon ðá burgware, ðá wurdon hié swíðe forhte for ðǽm fære,

      Bl. H. 199, 24.
  • Preóstas magon bútan fére (

    without ill result?

    ) þæs mónan ylde findan mid geráde,
      Angl. viii. 332, 46.
  • Hié þurh flódes fǽr (

    the destruction caused by the food

    ) feorh áléton,
      Andr. 1631: 1532.
  • Hí flugon forhtigende, fǽr ongéton

    they fled in terror, knowing the calamity that had come upon them,

      Exod. 452.
  • Gif se ǽrra fǽr genam if the former got hurt, Rä. 54, 12. ¶

    attack of disease?

    :-- Lǽcedómas wiþ feferádle . . . wiþ þriddan dæges fǽre (cf. fefre,
      134, 21) and feórþan dæges fǽre (cf. fefre, 134, 22)
    and wið ǽlces dæges fére (cf. fefere, 134, 74), Lch. ii. 12, 26-28.
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