AC
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Conjunction
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
AC
ach, ah, oc; conj. I. but; sed Ne com ic towurpan, ac gefyllan non veni solvere, sed adimplere, Mt. Bos. 5, 17. Brytwalas fultumes bǽdon wið Peohtas, ac hí næfdon nǽnne the Brito-Welsh begged assistance against the Picts, but they had none, Chr. 443; Erl. 11, 34. II. for, because; nam, enim, quia Ne se aglǽca yldan þóhte, ac he geféng hraðe slǽpendne rinc nor did the wretch mean to delay, for he quickly seized a sleeping warrior, Beo. Th. 1484; B. 740. Ðú ne þearft onsittan wíge, ac né-fuglas [wig, eácne MS.] blódig sittaþ þicce gefylled thou needest not oppress with war, because carrion birds sit bloody quite satiated (lit. thickly filled ), Cd. 98; Th. 130, 12; Gen. 2158. III. but also, but yet; sed etiam, sed et, sed tamen Ná læs weoruld men, ac eác swylce ðæt Drihtnes eowde not only men of the world, but also [sed etiam Bd.] the Lord's flock. Bd. 1, 14 ; S. 482, 25. Ða cwican nó genihtsumedon ðæt hí ða deádan bebyrigdon, ac hwæðere ða ðe lífigende wǽron nóht dón woldon the living were not sufficient to bury the dead, but yet those who were living would do nothing, Bd. 1, 14; S. 482, 32: 2, 7; S. 509, 13. Ac swylce tunge mín ǽlce dæge smeáþ rightwísnysse ðíne sed et lingua mea tota die meditabitur justitiam tuam, Ps. Spl. 70, 26. [R. Glouc. Orm. ac: Laym. ac, æc, ah: Scot. ac: O. Sax. ak: O. H. Ger. oh; Goth. ak.]
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