þorn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þorn
es; m. A thorn, the prickle of a plant or a plant on which such prickles grow Þorn spina, Wrt. Voc. i. 33, 44: 80, 22: tribulus, 33, 45: dumus, ii. 25, 70. On ða þyrnan westeweardes, ðǽr se mycla þorn stód, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 404, 13. Tó hafucðornæ; of ðam þornæ on ðone brádan stán ... on hælnes þorn; of ðam þorne on ðone bróc, v. 348, 21. On weocan þorn; of ðam þorne, vi. 92, 3. Ðornas sentes, Wrt. Voc. ii. 120, 28. Þornas, i. 33, 41: 80, 19. Hí wundon cynehelm of þornum plectentes coronam de spinis, Mt. Kmbl. 27, 29: Exon. Th. 88, 27; Cri. 1446. Of ðæm hylle ðæt swá be ðǽm .IIII. þornan; of ðǽm þornan be ðǽm heáfdon, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 263, 31. Þornas and brémelas spinas et tribulos, Gen. 3, 18. Sume feóllon on þornas; and ða þornas weóxon and forðrysmudon ða, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 7: Mk. 4, 7. Swá ðú bærne þornas fýre sicut ignis in spinis, Ps. Th. 117, 12. Átió hé of lande ða þornas and ða fyrsas and ðæt fearn and ealle ða weód ðe hé gesió ðæt ðám æcerum, derigen liberat arva fruticibus, falce rubos filicemque resecat, Bt. 23; Fox 78, 22: Met. 12, 3. ['The word is found in manylocal names. v. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 341.] The name of the letter þ was þorn :-- Þ byþ þearle scearp, Runic pm. Kmbl. 339. 13; Rún. 3. [Goth. þaurnus: O. Sax. O. Frs. O. L. Ger. thorn spina, dumus: O. H. Ger. dorn: Icel. þorn a thorn; the name of the letter þ.] v. appel-, brémel-, gemǽr-, hæg-, haga-, lús-, mǽr-, pól-, pric-, set-, sláh-, þífe-þorn, and following words.
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