CULFRE
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
CULFRE
culufre, culefre, an; f: culfer, e; f. A dove, CULVER, pigeon; columba Se hálega Gást astáh swá án culfre descendit Spiritus sanctus sicut columba, Lk. Bos. 3, 22: Wrt. Voc. 77, 20: 280, 31. Wæs culufre of cófan sended a dove was sent from the ark, Cd. 72; Th. 88, 12; Gen. 1464. Culfer columba, Ælfc. Gl. 37; Som. 63, 2; Wrt. Voc. 29, 25. Ðæt híg offrunge sealdon, twegen culfran briddas ut darent hostiam, duos columbæ pullos, Lk. Bos. 2, 24: Ps. Th. 67, 13. On culfran hiwe in likeness of a dove, Homl. Th. i. 104, 21. Fyðeras culefran oferseolfrade pennæ columbæ deargentatæ, Ps. Lamb. 67, 14. He asende út áne culfran emisit columbam, Gen. 8, 8, 10, 12. He forlét háswe culufran he let out a livid dove, Cd. 72; Th. 87, 20; Gen. 1451: 72; Th. 89, 8; Gen. 1477. Ða hálgan apostolas wǽron swilce culfran the holy apostles wen as doves, Homl. Th. i. 586, 1: Homl. Blick. 23, 27. Bilwyte swá culfran simplices sicut columbæ, Mt. Bos. 10, 16: Ps. Th. 54, 6. [Wyc. culver, culvere: Chauc. culver: Piers P. colvere: R. Glouc. colfren, pl: Orm. cullfre: Laym. culveren, pl: Lat. columba.] DER. wudu-culfre.
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