brǽd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
brǽd
e; f: brǽdo, brǽdu; indecl. f. [brád broad; latus] BREADTH, width, latitude; latitudo, amplitudo Biþ se arc fíftig fæðma on brǽde the ark shall be fifty fathoms in breadth; quinquaginta cubitorum erit latitudo arcæ, Gen. 6, 15. On brǽdo his stealles latitudine sui status, Bd. 1, 1; S. 474, 29. Ic on brǽdu [brǽde, Spl.] gange ambulabam in latitudine, Ps. Th. 118, 45. Drihten me gehýrde on heáre [ = heáhre, MS. hearr] brǽdu exaudivit me in latitudine Dominus, 117, 5. Hí habbaþ ingang swá mycelre brǽdo swá mon mæg mid liðeran geworpan habet ingressum amplitudinis quasi jactus fundæ, Bd. 4, 13; S. 583, 11. [Chauc. brede: Wyc. breede: O. Frs. brede, f: Dut. breedte, f: Ger. M. H. Ger. breite, f: O. H. Ger. breiti, f: Goth. braidei, f: Dan. brede, c: Swed. bredd, f: Icel. breidd, f. breadth.] DER. hand-brǽd.
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