Open main menu
See also: other, oyer, and -oyer

Contents

Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

oþer

  1. other (not the same, not identical)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *anþeraz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈoːθer/, [ˈoːðer]

AdjectiveEdit

ōþer (not comparable)

  1. other
  2. second
    • Blickling Homilies, "The Third Sunday in Lent"
      Eallum cristenum mannum is beboden þæt hīe ealne heora līchaman seofon sīðum ġebletsian mid Cristes rōde tācne: ǣrest on ǣrne morgen, ōðre sīðe on underntīd, þriddan sīðe on midne dæġ, fēorðan sīðe on nōntīd, fīfta sīðe on ǣfen, sixtan sīðe on niht ǣr hē reste, seofoþan sīðe on ūhtan.
      All Christians are commanded to bless their entire body seven times with the sign of the cross: first early in the morning, the second time at nine o'clock, the third time at noon, the fourth time at three, the fifth time in the evening, the sixth time at night before you go to sleep, the seventh time before dawn.
  3. one of two
    • late 9th century, Old English Martyrology
      Sanctus Petrus hine onsende mid twām mæsseprēostum tō Gālwēala mæġðe. Þā forþfērde þāra mæsseprēosta ōðer on þām sīðfæte.
      Saint Paul sent him with two priests out to Gaul. Then one of the priests died during the journey.
    • late 9th century, Old English Martyrology
      Sume ġēare him bærst miċel wund on ōðrum þēo, and hē stōd þurh ealne þone ġēar on ānum fēt.
      One year a large wound burst open on one of his thighs, and he stood on one leg for the whole year.
    • c. 900, translation of Orosius' History Against the Pagans
      Æfter þām Philippus feaht on Thēbana rīċe and him wearþ þæt ōðer ēage mid ānre flān ūt āsċoten.
      After that, Philip fought in Thebes and had one of his eyes shot out with an arrow.
    • Blickling Homilies, "The Birth of John the Baptist"
      Sē þe hæbbe twā tunecan, selle ōðre þām þe nānne næbbe.
      If you have two tunics, give one to someone who has none.
  4. next
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "The Nativity of the Lord"
      On þone ōðerne dæġ wæs Aarōnes ġierd ġemētt grōwende mid bōgum and blōwende and berende hnyte.
      The next day, Aaron's rod was found growing branches, and blooming, and bearing nuts.
    • c. 890, The Voyage of Ohthere and Wulfstan
      Þā fōr hē swā feorr swā hē meahte on þām ōðrum þrīm dagum ġesiġlan.
      Then he traveled as far as he could sail in the next three days.

DeclensionEdit

This table needs to be corrected so that it declines like the strong hālig.

NumeralEdit

ōþer

  1. second

DescendantsEdit