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and

  • preposition
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and, prep. dat. acc.
Wright's OE grammar
§560; §569; §654;
with the dative; cum dativo
With; cum
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  • Emb eahta niht and feówerum

    after eight nights with four [twelve nights ],

    • Menol. Fox 419
    • ;
    • Men. 211
    • .
  • Ymb twentig and fíf nihtum

    after twenty with five nights, i. e. after twenty-five nights,

    • 373
    • ;
    • Men. 188
    • .
with the accusative; cum accusativo
Against, before, on, into; contra, apud, in; κάτα
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  • Hæfdon dreám and heora ordfruman

    had joy before their creator

    [apud creatorem],

    • Cd. 1; Th. 2, 2
    • ;
    • Gen. 13
    • .
  • Ðæt is cræft eágorstreámes, wætres and eorþan, and on wolcnum eác

    that is the power of the sea, of water on earth, and also in the clouds,

    • Bt. Met. Fox 20, 245
    • ;
    • Met. 20, 123
    • .
  • Ýþ up færeþ, ófstum wyrceþ wæter and wealfæsten

    the wave goes up [and] rapidly makes [worketh] the water into a wall [wall-fastness ],

    • Cd. 157; Th. 195, 27
    • ;
    • Exod. 283
    • .
Etymology
[
O. Sax. ant usque ad
:
O. Frs. anda, and in, on
:
Goth. and against
:
O. H. Ger. ant
:
O. Nrs. and contra
:
Lat. ante
:
Grk. ἀντί,ἄντα
:
Lith. ant on, upon
:
Sansk. anti opposite, against, before
. Thus and seems to be connected with
Goth. andi end
,
A. Sax. ende frontier, boundary,
and
Sansk. anta end, boundary, limit, border,
which is probably derived from the
Sansk. root ant
, and to bind; hence near or with, and that which is with or near, may be against.]
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v.  ænde and-þwǽre niht-gerím ond heofon end.
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