Dorce-ceaster
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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Dorce-ceaster
Dorces ceaster, Dorca-ceaster, Dorceaster; gen. -ceastre; f. [Bd. Dorcinca, Dorcic: Hunt. Dorecestre: Brom. Dorkecestre: Matt. West. Dorcestre] DORCHESTER, Oxfordshire, the episcopal seat of the first bishop of the West Saxons, which was subsequently removed to Lincoln; Durocastrum, in agri Oxoniensis parte Berceriensi finitĭma Hér Cynegils [MS. Kynegils] wæs gefullod fram Byríne ðam biscope on Dorcaceastre in this year [A. D. 635] Cynegils was baptized at Dorchester by bishop Birinus, Chr. 635; Th. 47, 4, col. 1. Hér wæs Cwichelm gefullod on Dorceceastre [Dorces ceastre, Th. 46, 10, col. 1] in this year [A. D. 636] Cwichelm was baptized at Dorchester, 636; Th. 47, 9, col. 1: 639; Th. 46, 18, col. 2; 47, 17, col. 1. Æt Dorceceastre [Dorceastre, Th. 175, 28, col. 2] at Dorchester, 897; Th. 174, 31, col. 1, 2; 175, 27, col. 1. Geáfon ðam bisceope begen ða cyningas eardungstówe and biscopsetl on Dorceceastre both the kings [Cynegils of the West Saxons and Oswald of the Northumbrians] gave the bishop [Birinus] a dwelling-place and episcopal see at Dorchester, Bd. 3, 7; S. 529, 20. Ætla wæs on Dorceceastre to bisceope gehálgod Ætla was consecrated bishop of Dorchester, 4, 23; S. 594, 11. Hér Wulstán arcebiscop onféng eft biscopríces, on Dorceceastre in this year [A. D. 954] archbishop Wulfstan again received a bishopric, at Dorchester, Chr. 954; Th. 215, 26, col. 1.
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