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word
es; n. I. a word, a single part of speech; in pl. words forming connected speech Bútan ðám stafum ne mæg nán word beón áwriten, Ælfc. Gr. 2 ; Zup. 5, 12. Barbarismus, ðæt is ánes wordes gewemmednyss . . . Solocismus, ðæt is miscweden word on endebyrdnysse ðære rǽdinge . . . Barbarismus bið on ánum worde, and solocismus bið sum leás word on ðam ferse, 50; Zup. 294, 4-10. Ðæs wordes andgit is swá mon cweþe þingere
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-word
adj. in róf-word (?), Exon. Th. 353, 21; Reim. 16. [Icel. -orðr.] Cf. -wyrde.
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word
. II I. AddÞá hit mon Agustuse sǽde, þá herede hé þá ofermétto . . . Raþe þæs Rómáne anguldon þæs wordes mid miclum hungre, Ors. 6, l; S. 254, 15. Hié bǽdon þæt hié ðæs gefeohtes geswicen, þæt hié mósten þá deádan bebyrgean . . . þæt is mid Crécum þeáw þæt mid ðǽm worde bið gecýþed hwæðer healf hæfð sige, 3, I; S. 100, 8. God cwæð be eallum synfullum mannum twá word . . . , ' Declina a malo' . . . Eft cwæð God, 'Gif se synfull
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