From ofer + mōd. Compare German Übermut ‘high spirits’, Dutch overmoed ‘overconfidence’.
- overconfidence, pride, arrogance, exuberance, daring (precise meaning uncertain)
- The Battle of Maldon, line 89-90:
- Ða se eorl ongan || for his ofermode / alyfan landes to fela || laþere ðeode.
- Then the earl began, in his great pride / to give too much ground to those loathed people.