boda
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.
boda
an; m. [bod a message, -a, q. v. ] I. a messenger, ambassador, herald, apostle, angel; nuntius, legatus, præco, apostolus, angelus Eálá Wísdóm, ðú eart boda and fórrynel ðæs sóðan leóhtes O Wisdom, thou art the messenger and forerunner of true light, Bt. 36, 1; Fox 170, 28. Me ðes boda sægde wǽrum wordum this messenger told me in cautious words, Cd. 32; Th. 42, 30; Gen. 680: 32; Th. 43, 6; Gen. 686: 33; Th, 45, 11; Gen. 725. Heó ðæs ládan bodan lárum hýrde she obeyed the advice of the loathsome messenger, 33; Th. 44, 18; Gen. 711. Ða bodan us fǽrdon nuntii nos terruerunt, Deut. 1, 28: Exon. 27 a; Th. 80, 9; Cri. 1305. Sende he bodan befóran his ansýne misit nuntios ante conspectum suum, Lk. Bos. 9, 52: Gen. 32, 3: Exon. 24 b; Th. 71, 7; Cri. 1152. Cyninges bodan underfón to receive a king's ambassador, Lchdm. iii. 210, 15. Se sóda boda ðæs hean leóhtes Agustinus wæs fram him eallum bodad verus summæ lucis præco ab omnibus prædicatur Augustinus, Bd. 2, 2; S. 502, 32. Brimmanna boda præco nautarum, Byrht. Th. 133, 12; By. 49. Gefeohtes bodan heralds of war; præfeciales, Ælfc. Gl. 53; Som. 66, 81; Wrt, Voc. 36, 7. Ðú Drihtnes eart boda of heofnum thou art the Lord's angel from heaven, Cd. 26; Th. 34, 5; Gen. 533: Elen. Kmbl. 153; El. 77. Bodan hyrdum cýðdon sóþne gefeán angels announced to the shepherds true joy, Exon. 14 a; Th. 28, 20; Cri. 449. II. a foreboder, prophet; propheta, vates Gleáw bodan ǽrcwide skilled in a prophet's prediction, Exon. 83 a; Th. 313, 23; Mód. 4. [R. Brunne bode: Laym. boden, pl: O. Sax. bodo, m: Frs. bode, boade, c: O. Frs. boda, m: Dut. bode, m: Ger. M. H. Ger. bote, m: O. H. Ger. boto, m: Dan. bud: Swed. båd, m: Icel. boði, m. a messenger.] DER. ǽ-boda, éðel-, fór-, heáh-, nýd-, síþ-, spel-, wil-.
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