engaret (s.xii2)

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engaret (s.xii2)

[ FEW: *17,531a *warnjan; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  engaret; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

Originally the AND interpreted this word as a p.p. form of engarer, and the citation was included sub esgarer with the sense of 'to deceive, lead astray'. The editors of Aelfric gloss point out this error, and suggest an association with the *warnjan word group (cf. garnir1, albeit with an unusual denasalization.


1 harness, equipment (?)
( MS: s.xii2 ) falere: geraedu, engaret  54.191
This is an AND1 entry © MHRA 1977-1992: reproduced with permission. Digitisation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.