bred
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
bred
es; pl. nom. acc. bredu; n. A surface, plank, board, table, tablet; superficies, tabula, tabella Ðisse eorþan ymbhwyrft is, wið ðone heofon to mettanne, swilce án lytel pricu on brádan brede the circumference of this earth is, compared with the heaven, like a little point on a large surface, Bt. 18, 1; Fox 62, 4. Breda þiling vel flor on to þerscenne a joining of planks or a floor to thrash on; area, Ælfc. Gl. 57; Som. 67, 73; Wrt. Voc. 37, 59. Hí bǽron anlícnysse Drihtnes on brede afægde and awritene they bore the likeness of the Lord figured and drawn on a board; ferebant imaginem Domini in tabula depictam, Bd. 1. 25; S. 487, 3. Lytle hus of bredan [ = bredum] small houses with tables, eating-houses, taverns; tabernæ vel gurgustia, Ælfc. Gl. 55; Som. 67, 12; Wrt. Voc. 37, 7. Ic bær ða stǽnenan bredu, on ðám wæs ðæt wedd, ðe Drihten wiþ eów gecwæþ acciperem tabulas lapideas, tabulas pacti, quod pepigit vobiscum Dominus, Deut. 9, 9. [Dut. berd, n: O. Dut, bred, n: Ger. bref, brett, n: M. H. Ger. brët, n: O. H. Ger. bret, n.] DER. wex-bred.
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