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CEARU

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
CEARU, caru, cearo, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§278;
CARE, sorrow, grief; cura, dolor, mæror
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  • Cearu wæs geniwod geworden in wicum

    care was become renewed in the dwellings,

      Beo. Th. 2611; B. 1303: Exon. 22b; Th. 62, 7; Cri. 998: 119b; Th. 459, 10; Hy. 4, 114.
  • Nis ðé nán caru

    non est tibi curæ,

      Lk. Bos. 10, 40: Ps. Th. 60, 1.
  • Ðonne biþ þearfendum cwíðende cearo

    then shall be wailing care to the miserable,

      Exon. 26b; Th. 79, 5; Cri. 1286: 77a; Th. 289, 29; Wand. 55.
  • Gehýr me, ðonne ic to ðé bidde ceare full

    hear me, when I, full of care, pray to thee.

      Ps. Th. 140, 1.
  • Ic sceolde ána míne ceare cwíðan

    I must bewail my care alone,

      Exon. 76b; Th. 287, 4; Wand. 9 : Ps. Th. 118, 145, 147.
  • Ne cleopigaþ hí care

    they speak not their care,

      113, 16: 143, 18.
  • Ða ceare seófedun ymb heortan

    sorrows sighed round my heart,

      Exon. 81b; Th. 306, 20; Seef. 10.
  • Cearena full

    full of sorrows,

      Exon. 22a; Th. 59, 33; Cri. 962.
  • Hý in cearum cwíðaþ

    they mourn in sorrows,

      35b; Th. 115, 23; Gú. 194.
  • Ðe-læs eówer heortan gehefegode sýn on ðises lífes carum

    ne forte graventur corda vestra in curis hujus vitæ,

      Lk. Bos. 21, 34: 8, 14.
  • Mid cearum hí cwíðdun

    sorrowfully [lit. with sorrows] they mourned,

      Exon. 24b; Th. 69, 35; Cri. 1131: 21a; Th. 55, 31; Cri. 892.
Etymology
[Piers P. kare: Chauc. care: Laym. Orm. care, kare: O. Sax. kara, f: M. H. Ger. kar, f: O. H. Ger. chara, f: Goth. kara, f.]
Derived forms
DER. aldor-cearu, breóst-, gúþ-, líf-, mǽl-, mód-, sorg-, úht-, woruld-.
Linked entries
v.  cara care caru cearo.
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  • CEARU, n.