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ǣr, adverb. before; early; earlier; formerly.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

positiveǣr
comparativeǣror ǣrur
superlativeǣrest ǣrost

This word occurs 78 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of ǣr in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

Alfred the Great's Preface

Battle of Maldon

  • 5 ǣrest. first.
  • 60 ǣr. before.
  • 124 ǣrost. first.
  • 158 ǣr. before.
  • 198 ǣr. before.
  • 290 ǣr. earlier.

Boethius on Fame

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

Dream of the Rood

  • 19 ǣrest. first.
  • 108 ǣrur. earlier.
  • 114 ǣr. before.
  • 118 ǣr. before.
  • 137 ǣr. before.
  • 145 ǣr. before.
  • 154 ǣr. before.

Judith

  • 14 ǣrest. first.

Life of St Æthelthryth

Lyric for Advent

  • 12 ǣr. before.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

Ohthere and Wulfstan

Selection of Riddles

  • e2 ǣrest. first.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [67] ǣr. before, formerly.
  • [49] ǣr. before.
  • [41] ǣr. before, formerly.
  • [37] ǣr. before, formerly.

Story of Cædmon

Waldere

  • 27 ǣrest. first.
  • 31 ǣr. before.
  • 61 ǣr. before.

Wanderer

  • 43 ǣr. before, formerly.
  • 113 ǣr. before.

Wife's Lament

  • 6 Ǣrest. first.

William the Conqueror

  • [7] ǣror. earlier.
  • [5] Ǣror. earlier.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

  • [104] ǣr. before, formerly, earlier.
  • [100] ǣr. before, earlier.
  • [97] ǣr. before, earlier.
  • [64] ǣr. before, earlier.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • ǣr. before, formerly.
  • ǣr. before.
  • ǣrest. first.
  • ǣrest. first.
  • ǣr. earlier.
  • ǣr. formerly.
  • ǣr. before, formerly.
  • ǣrost. first.