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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nerthus, asteroid 601 (the 601st asteroid to be discovered, on June 2, 1906), is approximately 43 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.5 years. It is named after a Scandinavian goddess of fertility. When prominent in a natal chart, Nerthus may show an exceptionally productive, “fertile” individual. By sign and house, it may show an area of great potential that need only be “cultivated” a little to produce results.


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The comparison of these lexicographical sources has also attested the survival of 963 out of the 5,788 Old English adjectives provided by the lexical database Nerthus.
The result is called rate of loss and is based on the information provided by Nerthus.
Moreover, all textual variants, frequencies and syntactic patterns can be linked to the dictionary files of the previous version of Nerthus.
To briefly illustrate the functionalities of the version of Nerthus reviewed in this section, it may be pointed out, in the first, place, that the database can turn out the number of textual occurrences of a lemma.
The Nerthus group has made several contributions to the field, including Martin Arista & Martin de la Rosa (2006), de la Cruz Cabanillas (2007), Garcia Garcia (2012), Gonzalez Torres (2010a, 2010b), Guarddon Anelo (2009, forthcoming), Pesquera Fernandez (2011), Torre Alonso (2011a, 2011b), Martin Arista (2008, 2009, 2011a, 2011b, 2011c, 2012a, 2012b, 2013, forthcoming) and Martin Arista & Cortes Rodriguez (forthcoming).
On the analytical side, this piece of work has used a corpus of 3,356 adjectival predicates extracted from the Nerthus database with the aim of analyzing the derivation of Old English affixal adjectives, of which 3,356 can be found in Nerthus.
I have followed the conventions adopted by the Nerthus lexical database as regards the use of numbered predicates to indicate morphologically relevant differences.
To conduct this study, data has been retrieved from the lexical database of Old English Nerthus (www.
4) The prefixes included in Nerthus are displayed in (2):
In the lexical database Nerthus there are 32 -lacan weak verbs, listed under (6):
The corpus of analysis of this journal article is based on data retrieved from the lexical database of Old English Nerthus (www.
This paper aims at contributing to the debate over the structure of the Old English lexicon in general and the operation of word-formation processes that is being carried out by the Nerthus project.