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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *diurijaz

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dēore

  1. dear
Usage notesEdit

Can be used with a noun in the dative to mean dear to: "...ne cūþe nā mann swā mycel of sang...Glēoman him [wǣron] dēore." (Laym. 7004, manuscript collections of the late Joseph Bosworth)

DeclensionEdit

Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative dēora dēore dēore dēoran nom. dēore dēore dēoru dēore dēoru, -e dēora, -e
accusative dēoran dēore dēoran acc. dēorne dēore dēore dēore dēoru, -e dēora, -e
genitive dēoran dēorra, dēorena gen. dēores dēores dēorre dēorra
dative dēoran dēorum dat. dēorum dēorum dēorre dēorum
instrumental dēore

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AdverbEdit

dēore

  1. dearly