This is page 730 of An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by Bosworth and Toller (1898)

This online edition was created by the Germanic Lexicon Project.

Click here to go to the main page about Bosworth/Toller. (You can download the entire dictionary from that page.)
Click here to volunteer to correct a page of this dictionary.
Click here to search the dictionary.

This page was generated on 23 May 2020. The individual pages are regenerated once a week to reflect the previous week's worth of corrections, which are performed and uploaded by volunteers.

The copyright on this dictionary is expired. You are welcome to copy the data below, post it on other web sites, create derived works, or use the data in any other way you please. As a courtesy, please credit the Germanic Lexicon Project.

ÓFER - OFER-Æ-acute;T

ófer, ófor, es; m. I. an edge, border, margin :-- Óbr mango, Wrt. Voc. ii. 113, 45. Ófor, 55, 6. Ófer, Ælfc. Gr. 6; Som. 5, 51. On ðære lifre ófrum, Lchdm. ii. 204, 24. Smire ða ófras (the borders of a cancer) ðæ-acute;r hit reádige, 108, 20. II. the land bordering on water, a river-bank, sea-shore, over in local names, e.g. Over in Cambridgeshire, Wendover :-- Strand litus, brerd vel ófer crepido, Wrt. Voc. i. 54. 24-25. On ðone ófer; ondlong ófres ðæt on Stánford, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 378, 20. Ondlong stræ-acute;te, ðæt on reádan ófer, iii. 52, 17. On ðære eá ófre, Nar. 10, 14: Byrht. Th. 132, 39; By. 28. On ófre ðæs foresprecenan

streámes, Bd. 2, 3; S. 504, 18. Of sæ-acute;s ófre, 4, 13; S. 582, 32. On ðam sealtum ófre, Homl. Th. ii. 146, 6. On (meres) ófre, Beo. Th. 2746; B. 1371. Ófras heá, streámas stronge, Exon. Th. 404, 14; Rä. 23, 7. On wæ-acute;tum stówum and on ófrum, Lchdm. i. 222, 19: Hpt. Gl. 516, 70. Óbras, ófras oras, sæ-acute; marmora, Wrt. Voc. ii. 91, 72: 64, 42. [Laym. Havel. over: M. H. Ger. uover: Ger. ufer: O. Du. oever.] v. eá-ófer.

ofer-æ-acute;t, es; m. I. over-eating, gluttony, excess in eating :-- Oferæ-acute;t ingluvies, Ælfc. Gr. 12; Som. 25, 54. Se oferæ-acute;t wierþ gehwierfed tó fierenluste edacitas usque ad luxuriam pertrahit, Past. 43, 2; Swt. 309, 14. Behealdaþ eów ðæt gé ne gehefegien eówer heortan mid oferæ-acute;te (in crapula), 18, 2; Swt. 129, 19. Ða téþ ðe nú on oferæ-acute;te blissiaþ, Homl. Th. i. 530, 32. Hine wið oferæ-acute;t beorge, L.E. I. 24; Thh ii. 422, 3. Þurh oferæ-acute;t per commessationem, Confess. Peccat. II. rioting, feasting, an entertainment where excessive eating takes place :-- Ða hús ða ðe on tó gebiddenne geworhte wæ-acute;ron ða syndon nú on hús gehwyrfed oferæ-acute;ta (commessationum), Bd. 4, 25; S. 601, 13. Oferétum comessationibus, Kent. Gl. 888. [Cf. ofer-etes = comessationes (in Rom. 13, 13), Rel. Ant. i. 131, 32: O. L. Ger. ovar-át: O. H. Ger. ubar-ázi, -ázzi; f. crapula, commessatio.]