cyrc-weard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
cyrc-weard
cyric-, -werd, es; m. A churchwarden, sacristan; ecclesiæ custos, sacri scriniarius Cyrcweardes þénung a churchwarden's duty, Greg. Dial. 1, 5. Æðelstán cyric-weard [MS. -wyrd] féng to ðam abbodríce æt Abban dúne Æthelstan, warden ofthe church, succeeded to the abbacy at Abingdon, Chr. 1044; Th. 300, 26. Cyrcweard sacri scriniarius, Ælfc. Gl. 114; Som. 80, 23; Wrt. Voc. 61, 4. Cyrcwerd ædituus, R. Conc. 1. Se bisceop befran ðone cyrcweard hwǽr ðæs hálgan wǽpnu wǽron the bishop asked the sacristan where the weapons of the saint were, Homl. Th. i. 452, 2. Ðá wæs án cyrce weard Yware wæs geháten there was a sacristan called Yware, Chr. 1070; Erl. 207, 33.
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