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  • [2] For 'feorh' S. suggests 'feoh': 'corpse' in the translation would then be changed to '_possessions_,' '_belongings_.'

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • -- Also, _body, corpse_: þā wæs heal hroden fēonda fēorum (_the hall was covered with the slain of the enemy_), 1153; gehwearf þā in Francna fæðm feorh cyninges, _then the body of the king_ (Hygelāc) _fell into the power of the Franks_, 1211.

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  • Þā gīt Gārulf Gūðere styrode, þæt hīe swā frēolīc feorh forman sīðe

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  • Kl. proposes: feorh ealne wræc, = _drove out all the life_; cf.

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  • Þǣr genehost brægd eorl Bēowulfes ealde lāfe, wolde frēa-drihtnes feorh ealgian mǣres þēodnes, þǣr hīe meahton swā; hīe þæt ne wiston, þā hīe gewin drugon,

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  • Him þæt tō mearce wearð; hē þǣr orfeorme feorh-wunde hlēat sweordes swengum, sunu Hygelāces; and him eft gewāt Ongenþīowes bearn hāmes nīosan, syððan Heardrēd læg;

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  • I. unsōfte þonan feorh oð-ferede, 2142. of-ferian, _to carry off, to take away, to tear away_: pret. ōðer swylc ūt offerede, _took away another such_ (sc. fifteen), 1584. fetel-hilt, st. n., _sword-hilt_, with the gold chains fastened to it: acc.

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  • S. proposes feoh, = _property_, for feorh, which would be a parallel for brēost-gewǣdu ... bēah below. l.

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  • Kl. proposes: feorh ealne wräc, = _drove out all the life_; cf.

    Beowulf

  • -- Also, _body, corpse_: þâ wäs heal hroden feónda feorum (_the hall was covered with the slain of the enemy_), 1153; gehwearf þâ in Francna fäðm feorh cyninges, _then the body of the king_ (Hygelâc) _fell into the power of the Franks_, 1211.

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  • feorh old english life

    January 14, 2007