uhtcearu

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ūhta +‎ cearu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ūhtcearu f (nominative plural ūhtceare or ūhtceara)

  1. pre-dawn anxiety
    • c. 10th century, The Wife's Lament, lines 7b-8:
      hæfde ic uhtceare hwær min leodfruma londes wære
      I had pre-dawn anxiety, [wondering] where in the land my prince might be.

Declension[edit]