BEALD
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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BEALD
bald; adj. BOLD, brave, confident, of good courage; validus, strenuus, fortis, constans, audax, fidens, bono animo, liber He beald in gebéde bídsteal gifeþ he confident in prayer maketh a stand, Exon. 71 a; Th. 265, 28 ; Jul. 388. Beald reordade, eádig on elne brave he spake, happy in courage, Exon. 47 b; Th. 163, 24; Gú. 998. He healdeþ Meotudes ǽ beald in breóstum bold in his breast he holds the law of the Creator, Exon. 62 b ; Th. 229, 20; Ph. 458. Hí beóþ bealde, ða ðe beorhtne wlite Meotude bringaþ they will be of good courage, who bring a bright aspect to the Creator, Exon. 23 b ; Th. 66, 25 ; Cri. 1077. [Goth. balþs : O. Sax. bald : O. Frs. balde, adv. quickly : O. H. Ger. bald : O. Nrs. ballr.] DER. cyning-beald, cyre-, un-.
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