dem
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
dem
demm, es; m. Damage, mischief, harm, injury, loss, misfortune; damnum, mălum, noxa, injūria, detrīmentum, calămĭtas Ðǽr wæs án swá micel dem there was so great a loss, Ors. 6, 14; Bos. 122, 21. Be ðæs demmes ehte pro damni æstimatiōne, Ex. 22, 5. He ðone demm his giémeliéste gebétan ne mæg he cannot remedy the mischief of his neglect, Past. 36, 3; Hat. MS. 47 a, 22. Ne wéne ic ðæt ǽnig man atellan mǽge ealne ðone dem ðe Rómánum gedón wearþ I do not think that any man can tell all the harm which was done to the Romans, Ors. 2, 8; Bos. 51, 28. Hit oft gebýraþ ðæt seó leáse wyrd ne mæg ðam men dón nǽnne dem it often happens that deceitful fortune can do no injury to a man, Bt. 20; Fox 70, 23. He geman ðone demm oððe ðæt bismer, ðæt him ǽr gedón wæs he remembers the injury or the disgrace that was formerly done to him, Past. 33, 7; Hat. MS. 43 b, 2: Ors. 2, 4; Bos. 43, 29. Óðrum monnum þyncþ ðæt hie mǽstne demm [dem MS. Cott.] þrówigen it seems to other men that they suffer the greatest misfortune, Past, 14, 5; Hat. MS. 18 a, 26.
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