Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Etymology||MnE eerie, orig. Scot. (see Craigie DOS ery); ?cp. OE earg timid, cowardly.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- a1400(a1325) Cursor (Vsp A.3)12433 : Ioseph þat was þan ful eri [so Göt; Frf: sary] For þe child, he cald mari; 'Maria,' he said, 'mi hert is sare, I dred man sal þis child for-fare.'
- a1400 Cursor (Göt Theol 107)17685 : And said, 'ioseph, be noght eri [vrr. sori, ferdy], Bihalde on me, þis ilk es i.'