ealdor
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.
ealdor
ealdur, aldor; gen. ealdres; dat, ealdre; pl. nom. acc. ealdras; m. I; an ELDER, parent, head of a family, author; părens, paterfamilias, auctor Úre ealdras ða ǽrestan menn prīmi părentes nastri, Bd. I. 27; S. 493, 3. Ðæt unriht ðe his ealdras ǽr gefremedon inīquĭtas patrum ejus, Ps. Th. 108, 14. Sum híredes ealdor wæs hŏmo erat paterfamilĭas, Mt. Bos. 21, 33. þýstra ealdor tenebrarum auctor. Bd. 2, 1; S. 501, 16. II. an elder, chief, governor, prince; sĕnior, præpŏsītus, princeps Ðæs folces ealdoran seniōres pŏpŭli, Lev. 4, 15. Hundredes ealdor centŭrio, Mt. Bos. 8, 5: Ælfc. Gl. 6; Som. 56, 58. Ðæra byrla ealdor the chief butler. Gen. 40, 9. Cwæþ se Hǽlend to ðæs temples ealdrum dixit Iesus ad magistrātus templi, Lk. Bos. 22, 52 : C. R. Ben. 25. Ðæt wæs ealdor heora that was their chief, Cd. 221; Th. 287, 27; Sat. 373. Heofna ealdor the prince of the heavens, Cd. 226; Th. 300, 20; Sat. 567. Ealdor þegna the prince of thanes, Beo. Th. 3293; B. 1644. Egesful ealdor a dreadful prince, Exon. 70 b; Th. 262, 7; Jul. 329. He ofer his ealdre gestód he stood opposite his sovereign, 55 b; Th. 196, 1; Az. 167. Ealdras of Zabulone princĭpes Zabulon, Ps. Th. 67, 25 : 82, 9. [Wyc. eldren, eldres fathers, seniors: Laym. ældere, aldere a chieftain; ældere, ælderen, alderen ancestors, parents : Plat. elder, m. senior; in pl. parents: O. Sax. aldiro, aldro, m. ancestor; pl. eldiron parents : Dut. ouder a parent; pl. ouders, ouderen, m. parents: O. Frs. alder a parent: Ger. eltern, ältera parents: M. H. Ger. altern parents: O. H. Ger. altiron, eltiron parents: Dan. äldre elder, older; for-ældre parents: Swed. äldre elder, older; for-äldrar parents.] v. yldra.
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