dryht-scipe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
dryht-scipe
driht-scipe, es; m. [-scipe termination] Rulership, lordship, domination, dignity; domĭnātus, dignĭtas Ðara dóm leofaþ and hira dryhtscipe their dignity and their lordship shall live, Elen. Kmbl. 899; El. 451. For hwam nele mon him on giógoþe georne gewyrcan deóres dryhtscipes why will not man in youth zealously work for himself bold rulership? Salm. Kmbl. 775; Sal. 387. Sceolde hine yldo beniman ellendǽda dreámas and drihtscipes age must take from him the joys of bold deeds and of rulership, Cd. 24; Th. 31, 14; Gen. 485. Nalles feallan lét dóm and drihtscipe he let not his power and domination sink, Cd. 60; Th. 73, 4; Gen. 1199. Ne lǽt ðín dryhtscipp feallan let not thy mighty rule fall, Wald. 12; Vald. 1, 7.
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