BOLD
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
BOLD
es; n. I. a building, dwelling, house; ædificium, domicilium, domus Wæs ðæt bold tobrocen swíðe the dwelling was much shattered, Beo. Th. 1998; B. 997. Ðǽr ic wíc báge, bold mid bearnum where I inhabit a dwelling, a house with children, Exon. 104 b; Th. 396, 23; Rä. 16, 9. Bold wæs betlíc the building was excellent [good-like], Beo. Th. 3854; B. 1925. Nis ðæt betlíc bold [blod MS.] that is no goodly dwelling, Exon. 116 a; Th. 446, 16; Dóm. 23. II. a superior house, hall, castle, palace, temple; aula, palatium, ædes He him gesealde bold and bregostól he gave to him a habitation and a princely seat, Beo. Th. 4398; B. 2196. Ne mót ic brúcan burga ne bolda I may not enjoy towns nor palaces, Cd. 216; Th. 273, 19; Sat. 139. Ðá wæs Beówulfe gecýðed, ðæt his sylfes hám, bolda sélest, brynewylmum mealt then it was made known to Beowulf, that his own home, the best of mansions, was consumed by flames of fire, Beo. Th. 4641; B. 2326. Gewát beorht blǽdgifa in bold óðer the bright giver of glory departed into another temple, Andr. Kmbl. 1312; An. 656. [R. Glouc. bold: A. Sax. bylda a builder: Eng. to build. v. botl.] DER. feorh-bold, fold-: bold-ágende, -getæl, -getimber, -wéla.
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