middan-eard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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middan-eard
es; m. The middle dwelling, the abode of men, the earth, the world (in a physical sense) De mundo. Middaneard is gehaten eall ðæt binnan ðam firmamentum is ... Seó heofen and sǽ and eorþe synd gehátene middaneard, Lchdm. iii. 254, 6-9. Hé sǽde, ðæt eal ðes middaneard nǽre ðé máre dríges landes ofer ðone mycelan gársecg, ðonne man ǽnne prican ápricie on ánum brádum brede. And nys ðes middaneard búton swylce se seofoþa dǽl ofer ðone mycelan gársecg, se ðe mid his ormǽtnysse ealle ðás eorþan útan emblíþ, Wulfst. 146, 19-24. Middaneardes gewissast ðú ðe getimbrunge mundi regis qui fabricum, Hymn. Surt. 91, 21. Ðone eard Asiam, se ðe is geteald tó healfan dǽle middaneardes, Homl. Th. i. 68, 35. Eálá middaneard! eálá dæg leóhta! eálá upheofon! Cd. 216; Th. 275, 2; Sat. 165. Sume sceolon hweorfan geond hæleþa land ... geond middaneard, 219; Th. 281, 16; Sat. 272. Geond eorþan ... ofer middaneard, Ps. Th. 137, 6: 144, 12. Ðú miht on ánre hand befealdan ealne middaneard, Hy. 7, 120; Hy. Grn. ii. 290, 120. II. the world, mankind Ealle ðé heriaþ ... eall middaneard, 9, 38; Hy. Grn. ii. 292, 38. Middaneardes Hǽlynd salvator mundi, Jn. Skt, 4, 42. Ic eom middaneardes leóht ða hwíle ðe ic on middanearde eom, 9, 5: 8, 12. [Laym. midden-erd; cf. Laym. Orm. Gen. and Ex. Havel. middel-erd, -ærd.] v. middan-geard and next word.
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