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cempa

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
cempa, an; m. [camp war, battle, -a, q. v.] A soldier, warrior, CHAMPION; miles, bellator, athleta = ἀθλητής
Wright's OE grammar
§60; §310;
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  • Cempa miles vel

    athleta,

      Wrt. Voc. 72, 68.
  • Se cempa oferwon frécnessa fela

    the champion overcame many perils,

      Exon. 35a; Th. 113, 2; Gú. 151: Andr. Kmbl. 922; An. 461: Byrht. Th. 135, 17; By. 119: Beo. Th. 2629; B. 1312.
  • Ðá ða cempan hine ahéngon, hí námon his reáf, and worhton feówer dǽlas, ǽlcum cempan ánne dǽl

    milites cum crucifixissent eum, acceperunt vestimenta ejus, et fecerunt quatuor partes, unicuique militi partem,

      Jn. Bos. 19, 23.
  • Scyld sceal cempan

    a shield shall be for a soldier,

      Exon. 91a; Th. 341, 22; Gn. Ex. 130: Beo. Th. 3901; B. 1948: Andr. Kmbl. 460; An. 230.
  • Woldun hý geteón in orwénnysse Meotudes cempan

    they would draw God's soldier into despair,

      Exon. 41a; Th. 136, 28; Gú. 548: Salm. Kmbl. 279; Sal. 139.
  • Húslfatu hálegu cempan genamon

    the warriors took the holy vessels of sacrifice,

      Cd. 210; Th. 260, 9; Dan. 707: Fins. Th. 29; Fin. 14.
  • We his þegnas sind, gecoren to cempum

    we are his thanes, chosen to [be his] warriors,

      Andr. Kmbl. 647; An. 324.
  • Alǽten cempa

    a soldier who has served his time, a veteran;

    emeritus,
      Ælfc. Gl. 7; Som. 56, 62; Wrt. Voc. 18, 15.
  • Gecorene cempan

    chosen soldiers, adjutants;

    optiones,
      7; Som. 56, 64; Wrt. Voc. 18, 17.
  • Cempena yldest

    a chief of soldiers, a commander;

    militum tribunus,
      Ors. 4, 9; Bos. 91, 18.
  • Twá hund cempna [ = cempena]

    two hundred [of] soldiers:

    manipulus,
      Ælfc. Gl. 7; Som. 56, 75; Wrt. Voc. 18, 27.
  • Fíf hund cempena ealdor

    a commander of five hundred soldiers;

    cohors,
      7; Som. 56, 61; Wrt. Voc. 18, 14.
Derived forms
DER. féðe-cempa, sige-.
Linked entries
v.  cæmpa.
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  • cempa, n.