ÁC
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ÁC
ǽc; g. e; f. I. an OAK ; quercus, robur Ðeós ác hæc quercus, Ælfc. Gr. 8; Som. 7, 46. Sume ác astáh got up into an oak, Homl. Th. ii. 150, 31. acc. Ác an oaken ship. Runic pm. 25; Kmbl. 344, 21. Geongre áce of a young oak, L. M. 1, 38; Lchdm. ii. 98, 9. Of ðære ác [for áce], Kmbl. Cod. Dipl. iii. 121, 22. II. ác; g. áces ; m. The Anglo-Saxon Rune = a, the name of which letter, in Anglo-Saxon, is ác an oak, hence, this Rune not only stands for the letter a, but for ác an oak, as byþ on eorþan elda bearnum flǽsces fódor the oak is on earth food of the flesh to the sons of men, Hick. Thes. vol. i. p. 135; Runic pm. 25; Kmbl. 344, 15. Ácas twegen two A's, Exon. 112 a; Th. 429, 26; Rä. 43, 10. [R. Glouc. ók: Chauc. ók, áke, oak:O. Frs. ék: Dut. eek, eik: North Frs. ik: L. Ger. eke: N. Ger. eiche: M. Ger. eich: O. Ger. eih : Dan. eg: Swed. ek: O. Nrs. eik. Grn. starting from Goth. ayuk in áiw-dup, i. e. áiw-k-dup nis εὶς τον αὶῶνα, supposes a form ayuks, contracted to áiks, the equivalent of which would be ác, which would, therefore, indicate a tree of long durability.]
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