DREÁM
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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DREÁM
es; m. I. joy, pleasure, gladness, mirth, rejoicing, rapture, ecstasy, frenzy; jubĭlum, lætĭtia, gaudium, delīrium Ðǽr biþ drincendra dreám se micla there is the great joy of drinkers, Exon. 88 a; Th. 332, 3; Vy. 79: Beo. Th. 999; B. 497: Cd. 169; Th. 211, 25; Exod. 531. Ðǽr biþ engla dreám there [in heaven] is joy of angels, Exon. 32 b; Th. 102, 22; Cri. 1676: Elen. Kmbl. 2461; El. 1232: Apstls. Kmbl. 96; Ap. 48. Ic eam ealles leás écan dreámes I am bereft of all eternal joy, Cd. 216; Th. 275, 8; Sat. 168: 217; Th. 276, 2; Sat. 182: Exon. 27 b; Th. 82, 24; Cri. 1343: Rood Kmbl. 285; Kr. 144. In dolum dreáme in foolish joy, Exon. 39 a; Th. 130, 8; Gú. 435. In ðam uplícan engla dreáme in the exalted joy of angels, 9 a; Th. 7, 17; Cri. 102. He dreám gehýrde hlúdne in healle he heard loud mirth in the hall, Beo. Th. 177; B. 88. Sorh cymeþ in manna dreám sorrow cometh into the joy of men, Frag. Kmbl. 3; Leás. 2: Exon. 35 a; Th. 114, 2; Gú. 166. Heó móton ágan dreáma dreám mid Gode they may possess joy of joys with God, Cd. 220; Th. 283, 32; Sat. 314: Exon. 16 a; Th. 36, 22; Cri. 580: Apstls. Kmbl. 163; Ap. 82. Eart ðú dumb and deáf, ne sindan ðíne dreámas wiht thou art dumb and deaf, thy pleasures are naught, Exon. 99 a; Th. 370, 27; Seel. 65. Dreáma leás void of joys, joyless, Beo. Th. 1705; B. 850; Cd. 2; Th. 3, 23; Gen. 40: 5; Th. 7, 18; Gen. 108. Ic dreáma wyn sceal ágan mid englum I shall possess joy of joys with angels, Exon. 42 b; Th. 142, 31; Gú. 652. Hie forþ heónon gewiton of worulde dreámum they have departed hence from the world's joys, Rood Kmbl. 263; Kr. 133 Exon. 43 b; Th. 146, 19; Gú. 712. Hér ge-endode eorþan dreámas Eádgár Engla cyning in this year [A. D. 975] Edgar, king of the Angles, ended the pleasures of earth, Chr. 975; Erl. 124, 29; Edg. 21: Exon. 32 b; Th. 102, 5; Cri. 1668. Sécan mid sibbe swegles dreámas to seek in peace the joys of heaven, Andr. Kmbl. 1618; An. 810: Cd. 14; Th. 17, 9; Gen. 257: Exon. 26 a; Th. 76, 28; Cri. 1246: Judth. 12; Thw. 26, 31; Jud. 350. On swylcum wódum dreáme in such insane ecstasy or frenzy, Ors. 3, 6; Bos. 58, 14: Homl. Th. i. 524, 34: 526. 1: ii. 50, 28: 110, 18, 31. II. what causes mirth,-An instrument of music, music, rapturous music, harmony, melody, song; orgănum = όργανoν, musĭca, concentus, harmŏnia = άρμoνία, modulātio, modus, melōdia = μελωδία, cantus Ne mágon ðam breahtme býman ne hornas, ne hearpan hlyn, ne organan swég, ne ǽnig ðara dreáma ðe Dryhten gescóp gumum to gliwe in ðas geómran woruld trumpets nor horns can [equal] that sound, nor sound of harp, nor organ's tone, nor any of those kinds of music which the Lord hath created for delight to men in this sad world, Exon. 57 b; Th. 206, 29-207, 10; Ph. 134-139. On saligum we ahófon oððe ahéngon dreámas úre in salicĭbus suspendĭmus orgăna nostra, Ps. Lamb. 136, 2. Sǽde se engel ðæt se dreám wǽre of ðam upplícum werode the angel said that the melody was from the celestial host, Homl. Th. ii. 342, 10: Exon. 52 a; Th. 181, 9; Gú. 1290. Werhádes men ongunnon symle ðone dreám, and wífhádes men him sungon ongeán andswariende men always begun the melody, and women answering sung in turn, Homl. Th. ii. 548, 12: Cd. 220; Th. 284, 28; Sat. 328. Iohannes gehýrde swylce býmena dreám John heard, as it were, the sound of trumpets, Homl. Th. ii. 86, 35. Dreáme harmŏnia, modulatiōne, Mone B. 2528, 2529. Dreámas concentus, 4940. Dreámum modis, Glos. Prudent. Recd. 143, 9. [Laym, dræm, dream, drem, m. joy, rejoicing: Orm. dræm sound.] DER. dreám-cræft, -ere, -hæbbende, -healdende, -leás, -líc, -nes, -swinsung: dréman, drýman, freá-: dréme, drýme, ge-, unge-: éðel-dreám, gleó-, god-, gum-, heofon-, man-, medu-, sele-, sin-, swegl-, woruld-, wuldor-, wyn-.
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