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ufan

  • adverb
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Grammar
ufan, adv.
Wright's OE grammar
§108; §446; §558;
from above, down,
where motion is expressed or implied
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  • God him sende ufan greáte hagolstánas

    Dominus misit super eos lapides magnos de coelo,

      Jos. 10, 11: Blickl. Homl. 51, 12.
  • Him feóll ufan flǽsc

    pluit super eos carnes,

      Ps. Th. 77, 27.
  • Seó lyft týhð ðone wǽtan tó hyre neoðan and ða hǽtan ufon,

      Lchdm. iii. 280, 3.
  • Ic eom engel Godes ufan síþende,

      Exon. Th. 258, 7; Jul. 261.
  • Hine ufan neósade Meotud,

      159, 24; Gú. 931: Beo. Th. 3005; B. 1500.
  • Se ðe ufa cuom

    qui desursum uenit,

      Jn. Skt. 3, 31.
  • Se Hálga Gást cumeþ ufan on ðé,

      Blickl. Homl. 7, 35.
  • Ic on andwlitan sígan lǽte wællregn ufan wídre eorðan,

      Cd. Th. 81, 24; Gen. 1350.
  • Hé ða eágan þurheteþ ufon on ðæt heáfod

    it eats its way through the eyes down into the head,

      Exon. Th. 374, 7; Seel. 122.
  • Ic férde tó foldan ufan from éðle,

      Cd. Th. 296, 2; Sat. 496.
  • Hí feóllon ufon of heofonum,

      20, 11; Gen. 308.
  • Ufan cumende of heánisse

    oriens ex alto,

      Ps. Surt. ii. p. 199, 40: Cd. Th. 248, 7; Dan. 509.
  • Of roderum ufan onsended,

      237, 14; Dan. 337: Exon. Th. 368, 20; Seel. 27.
where an action is directed from a higherto a lower point
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  • Seó sunne lócaþ ufan on helle,

      Salm. Kmbl. p. 200, 2.
  • Ufan engla sum cýgde ... ufan of roderum wuldergást mǽlde,

      Cd. Th. 176, 7-16; Gen. 2908-2911.
  • Ðæt eów ne bið ufan álýfed,

      Exon. Th. 138, 31; Gú. 584.
  • Ámet ufan tó grunde

    measure front top to bottom,

      Cd. Th. 309, 2; Sat. 703.
  • Godwebba cyst ufan eall forbærst,

      Exon. Th. 70, 13; Cri. 1138.
marking position,
above, at the top
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  • Synd ðǽr þrý porticas ... fægere ufan oferworhte and oferhrýfde. Seó cyrice is ufan open ... and þeáh ðe ðæt hús ufan open sý, hweþre hit biþ á þurh Godes gife ufan wiþ ǽghwilc ungewidro gescylded,... and nǽfre nǽnig man ða lǽstas ufan oferwyrcean ne mihte,

      Blickl. Homl. 125, 24-35: 19, 27: Exon. Th. 219, 17; Ph. 308: 446, 14; Dóm. 22.
  • Æscholt utan gǽg,

      Beo. Th. 665; B. 330.
  • Hæfdon hí Dryhtnes leóht ufan (

    above, in heaven

    ) forléten,
      Cd. Th. 269, 7; Sat. 69.
  • Hér is fýr micel ufan and neoðone,

      24, 9; Gen. 375.
  • On ǽlcere stówe hé is hire emnneáh ge ufan ge neoþon,

      Bt. 33, 4; Fox 130, 23.
  • ¶ Associated with prepositions :--
  • Saturnus yfemest wandraþ ofer eallum ufan óþrum steorrum

      , Met. 24, 24.
  • On ðám ufan stódon scyttan,

      Nar. 4, 15.
  • On ðam seáðe ufan hé hús getimbrode,

      Guthl. 4; Gdwin. 26, 9.
  • Ðá gefeóll hé on his earm ufan,

      Bd. 3, 2; S. 525, 2.
Etymology
[Icel. ofan from above; ofan á upon: O. Sax. bi-oƀan.]
Similar entries
v. be-, on-ufan; ufane, ufenan.
Linked entries
v.  on-ufan ufan ufon.
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