dúru-weard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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dúru-weard
dúre-weard, -werd, es; m. A door-keeper; jānĭtor, ostiārius Se man beóde ðam dúrewearde, ðæt he wacige homo janĭtōri præcēpit ut vĭgĭlet, Mk. Bos. 13, 34. Ostiārius is dúruweard se ðe circan cǽgan healt ostiārius is the door-keeper who holds the keys of the church, L. Ælf. P. 34; Th. ii. 378, 5. Dúreweard ostiārius, Wrt. Voc. 81, 12. Ne sceal nán dúruwerd forsecgan nánne rǽdere mid nánre wrohte non lĭcet ostiārio ulli accūsāre lectōrem ullum ulla accusātiōne, L. Ecg. C. 41; Th. ii. 168, 1, 3. Ostiārius [MS. Hostiārius] is ðære cyrcean dúrewerd, se sceal mid bellan bícnigan ða tída, and ða cyrcan unlúcan geleáffullum mannum, and ðám ungeleáffullum belúcan wiðútan ostiārius is the door-keeper of the church, who shall announce the hours with bells, and unlock the church to believing men, and shut the unbelieving without, L. Ælf. C. 11; Th. ii. 346, 28-30. v. hád II.
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