blǽd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
blǽd
es; m. I. a blast, blowing, breath, spirit, life, mind; flamen, flatus, inspiratio? spiritus, vita, animus Gif máre blǽd windes astág [MS. astahg] if a stronger blast of wind arose; si flatus venti major adsurgeret, Bd. 4, 3; S. 569, 8. Þurh gǽstes blǽd through the spirit's inspiration, Exon. 63 b; Th. 234, 33; Ph. 549. God ableów on his ansýne líflícne blǽd God blew into his face the breath of life, Hexam. 11; Norm. 18, 26. His blǽd forleósan to lose his life, Judth. 10; Thw. 22, 16; Jud. 63. Náh seó módor geweald bearnes blǽdes the mother hath not power over her child's life, Salm. Kmbl. 769; Sal. 384. Beorht on blǽde bright in life, Elen. Kmbl. 975; El. 489. II. enjoyment, prosperity, abundance, success, blessedness, gift, reward, benefit, glory, honour; fruitio, prosperitas, abundantia, successus, beatitudo, donum, præmium, beneficium, gloria, dignitas Hyra blǽd leofaþ æt dómdæge their enjoyment shall exist [live] at doomsday, Exon. 31 b; Th. 100, 4; Cri. 1636. Blǽdes full full of enjoyment, Exon. 32 a; Th. 101, 13; Cri. 1658. Eorþan blǽdas the enjoyments of earth, 116 b; Th. 447, 28; Dóm. 46. He heóld blǽd mid bearnum he possessed prosperity with his children, Cd. 79; Th. 97, 5; Gen. 1608. Hie ne meahton blǽdes brúcan they might not enjoy prosperity, 90; Th. 113, 26; Gen. 1893. On his blǽde in his prosperity, 205; Th. 253, 26; Dan. 601. Sý him wuldres blǽd may there be to him abundance of glory, Exon. 65 b; Th. 241, 27; Ph. 662. Ða feóndas ðæs blǽdes gebrocen hæfdon the fiends had enjoyed their success, Exon. 38 b; Th. 127, 28; Gú. 393. Écan lífes blǽð the blessedness of eternal life, Exon. 82 b; Th. 310, 24; Seef. 79. Wæs his blǽd mid God his reward was with God, 39 a; Th. 128, 27; Gú. 410: 20 b; Th. 55, 4; Cri. 878. Wæs heora blǽd micel their glory was great, Cd. 1; Th. 2, 5; Gen. 14. Hie Iudéa blǽd forbrǽcon billa ecgum they destroyed the Jews' glory with the edges of swords, Cd. 210; Th. 260, 13; Dan. 709. [O. H. Ger. blát flatus.] DER. fér-blǽd, wuldor-: blǽd-ágende, -dæg, -fæst, -gifa, -horn, -wéla.
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