dryht
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
dryht
driht, e; f. A people, multitude, army, in pl. men; pŏpŭlus, multĭtūdo, căterva, fămĭlia, hŏmĭnes Dryhtum to nytte for use to people, Exon. 11 3a; Th. 433, 25; Rä. 51, 2. Ic dryhtum þeówige I serve multitudes, 104 a; Th. 394, 9; Rä 13, 15 : Cd. 146; Th. 182, 21; Exod. 79. Ðæt ðý ðeáþ-drepe drihta [MS. drihte] swǽfon that the armies slept in the swoon of death, Cd. 167; Th. 209, 7; Exod. 495 : 217; Th. 275, 26; Sat. 177. Drihta bearnum to the children of men, 47; Th. 61, 6; Gen. 993 : Exon. 95 b; Th. 357, 7; Pa. 25. [Laym. drihte retinue : O. Sax. druht, only in composition, as druht-folc comĭtātus, pŏpŭlus : Frs. dregte : O. Frs. dracht, drecht : M. H. Ger. O. H. Ger. truht, trut, f. multitude : Icel. drótt, f. pŏpŭlus. v. Goth. ga-drauhts, m. a soldier, from driugan to do military service : A. Sax. dreógan.] DER. folc-dryht, -driht, mago-; gedriht, gedryht, hí-, hý-, sib-, wil-.
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