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BEORN

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
BEORN, birn, es; m. [this word is only used by poets].
Wright's OE grammar
§335;
a man; vir
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  • Se beorn on waruþe scip gemétte

    the man found a ship on the strand,

      Andr. Kmbl. 478; An. 239 : 1203; An. 602.
  • Boétius wæs beorn bóca

    Boethius was a man skilled in books,

      Bt. Met. Fox 1, 103; Met. 1, 52 : Exon. 83 a; Th. 313, 22; Mód. 4.
  • Beornes blóde

    with man's blood,

      Bt. Met. Fox 8, 67; Met. 8, 34.
  • Beornas Baðan nemnaþ

    men name Bath,

      Chr. 973; Erl. 124, 12; Edg. 5.
  • Beornas geonge

    young men,

      Cd. 184; Th. 230, 13; Dan. 232.
  • Beorna sélost

    the best of men,

      162; Th. 203, 10; Exod. 401 : Bt. Met. Fox 21, 82; Met. 21, 41.
a prince, nobleman, chief, general, warrior, soldier; princeps, vir nobilis, dux, miles
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  • Se beorn ageaf teóðan sceát

    the prince gave a tenth portion,

      Cd. 97; Th. 128, 1; Gen. 2120 : 176; Th. 222, 3; Dan. 99.
  • Þurh ðæs beornes cyme

    through the chief's coming,

      Exon. 15 b; Th. 33, 24; Cri. 530.
  • He ðam beorne oncwæþ

    he answered the warrior,

      Byrht. Th. 138, 65; By. 245.
  • Me on beáme beornas sticedon

    soldiers pierced me on the cross,

      Cd. 224; Th. 297,1; Sat. 510.
  • Beorna beáhgyfa

    bracelet-giver of warriors or a rewarder of heroes,

      Chr. 937; Erl. 112, 2; Edg. 30.
rich; dives
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  • Beornum and þearfum

    to rich and poor,

    Runic pm.
      12; Hick. Thes. i. 135; Kmbl. 341, 25,
Etymology
[Dan. Swed. Icel. björn, m. a bear; ursus.]
Derived forms
DER. folc-beorn, gúþ-, sige-.
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  • BEORN, n.