Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of far.

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Examples

  • So noo ye knaa hoo aall the folks On byeth sides of the Wear Lost lots o' sheep an' lots o' sleep An' lived in mortal feor.

    The Lambton Worm Song

  • Se þonne þisne wealsteal wise geþohte ond þis deorce lif deope geondþenceð, frod in ferðe, feor oft gemon wælsleahta worn, ond þas word acwið:

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Ofte heo stilleliche spækeð {;}   ⁊ spilieð mid runen. of twam ȝu {n} ge monnen {;}   þat feor wunieð hennen.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Others read feor - [mie], = _furbish_, for fetige: _I own not one who may_, etc.

    Beowulf

  • See feor. fyrian, w.v. w.acc. (= ferian) _to bear, to bring, carry_: pret.pl. þâ þe gif-sceattas Geáta fyredon þyder tô þance, 378. fyras.

    Beowulf

  • Scolde his aldor-gedâl on þäm däge þysses lîfes earmlîc wurðan and se ellor-gâst on feónda geweald feor sîðian.

    Beowulf

  • -- Comp.: feor -, fold -, forð -, wîd-weg. wegan, st.v. w. acc., _to bear, wear, bring, possess_: subj.pres. nâh hwâ sweord wege (_I have none that may bear the sword_), 2253; inf. nalles

    Beowulf

  • Hêt þâ up beran äðelinga gestreón, frätwe and fät-gold; näs him feor þanon tô gesêcanne sinces bryttan:

    Beowulf

  • In Caines cynne þone cwealm gewräc, êce drihten, þäs þe he Abel slôg; ne gefeah he þære fæhðe, ac he hine feor forwräc,

    Beowulf

  • Þær wäs mâdma fela, of feor-wegum frätwa gelæded: ne hýrde ic cymlîcor ceól gegyrwan hilde-wæpnum and heaðo-wædum,

    Beowulf

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