grammary

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English grammarye.

Noun[edit]

grammary

  1. (archaic) Alternative spelling of grammar.
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of gramarye.
    • 1814, “The Book of Heroes. Book Second. Of Hughdietrich, and His Son Wolfdietrich.”, in [Henry William Weber, Robert Jamieson, and Walter Scott], editors, Illustrations of Northern Antiquities, from the Earlier Teutonic and Scandinavian Romances; being an Abstract of the Book of Heroes, and Nibelungen Lay; with Translations of Metrical Tales, from the Old German, Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic Languages; with Notes and Dissertations, Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; and John Ballantyne and Co., Edinburgh, OCLC 960875005, adventure IX, page 80:
      She took a spell of grammary, and threw it on the knight: / Still he stood, and moved not: (I tell the tale aright:) / She took from him his falchion, unlac'd his hauberk bright. / Mournfully Wolfdietrich cried, "Gone is all my might. []"
    • 1814, “The Book of Heroes. Book Fourth. Of the Little Garden of Roses, and of Laurin, King of the Dwarfs.”, in [Henry William Weber, Robert Jamieson, and Walter Scott], editors, Illustrations of Northern Antiquities, from the Earlier Teutonic and Scandinavian Romances; being an Abstract of the Book of Heroes, and Nibelungen Lay; with Translations of Metrical Tales, from the Old German, Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic Languages; with Notes and Dissertations, Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; and John Ballantyne and Co., Edinburgh, OCLC 960875005, page 153:
      Tall at times his stature grew, with spells of grammary; / Then to the noblest princes fellow might he be: / And when he rode, a noble blade bore he in his hand; / In many fights the sword was proved worth a spacious land.

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