clerc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
clerc
cleric, clerec, es; m. [Lat. Clericus = κληρικός belonging to the clergy, clerical] A CLERK, clergyman, generally a deacon or priest; clericus Gregorius wæs clerc Gregory was a priest, Chr. 1129; Erl. 258, 25: 1123; Erl. 250, 20. He dráf út ða clerca of ðe biscopríce he drove the clergy out of the bishopric, 963; Erl. 121, 13. Preóst oððe cleric clericus, Wrt. Voc. 71, 77. We lǽraþ ðæt preósta gehwilc to sinoþe hæbbe his cleric we enjoin that every priest at a synod have his deacon, L. Edg. C. 4; Th. ii. 244, 14. Hí wǽron ealle ðæs cynges clerecas they were all the king's clergy, Chr. 1085; Erl. 218, 22.
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