féða
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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féða
an; m. I. a band on foot, infantry, a host, troop, tribe, company; phălanx pĕdestris, pĕdites, lĕgio, ăcies, trĭbus, căterva Eórod sceal getrume rídan, fæste féða stondan a band of horse [ = cavalry] shall ride in a body, a band of foot [ = infantry] stand fast, Exon. 90a; Th. 337. 13; Gn. Ex. 64. Féða [MS. féðu] lĕgio. Ælfc. Gl. 7; Som. 56, 73; Wrt. Voc. 18, 25. Se earga féða Brytta ăcies segnis Brittŏnum, Bd. 1, 12; S. 481, 19, MSS. B. C. Féða eal gesæt the band all sat, Beo. Th. 2853; 8. 1424. Iudisc féða the tribe of Judah, Cd. 158; Th. 197, 25 ; Exod. 312. Se féða com up to earde the company came up to their home, 223; Th. 293, 19; Sae. 457. Ðǽr wæs ungemetlíc wæl geslagen Persa, and Alexandres næs ná má ðonne hund-twelftig on ðam rǽde-here, and nigon on ðam féðan there was a very great slaughter made of the Persians, and no more than a hundred and twenty in Alexander's cavalry, and nine in the infantry, Ors. 3, 9; Bos. 64, 28. He cwiþ to ðara synfulra sáwla féðan he shall say to the band of sinful souls, Exon. 30a; Th. 93, 1; Cri. 1519. Ic him on féðan befóran wolde I would [go] before him in the host, Beo. Th. 4987; B. 2497: 5830; B. 2919: Cd. 220; Th. 284, 19; Sal. 324. Dú here fýsest, féðan to gefeohte thou leadest a host, a troop to battle. Andr. Kmbl 2377; An. 1190. Fór fyrda mǽst, féðan trymedan the greatest of armies marched, the infantry were strong, Elen. Kmbl. 70; El. 35. Féðan sǽton the bands sat, Andr. Kmbl. 1182; An. 591. Ymb ðæt héhsetl standaþ engla féðan hosts Of angels stand around the throne, Cd. 218; Th. 278, 13; Sat. 221: Beo. Th. 2659; B. 1327. Ðǽr wæs Persa X M ofslagen gehorsedra, and eahtatig M féðena there were slain ten thousand of the Persians' cavalry and eighty thousand of the infantry, Ors. 3, 9; Bos. 65, 2: 68, 9. Ne willaþ eów andrǽdan deáde féðan dread ye not dead bands, Cd. 156; Th. 194, 26; Exod. 266. Hí bǽdon ðæt hí móston ofer ðone ford faran, féðan lǽdan they gave orders to go over the ford, to lead the troops onward, Byrht. Th. 134, 23; By. 88. Gerǽrud féða on arranged band; ăcies: getrimmed féða cŭneus: gangende [MS. gangend] féða a moving band; agmen, Ælfc. Gl. 7; Som. 56, 74, 79, 82; Wrt. Voc. 18, 26, 31. 34. II. a battle; pugna He beald in gebéde bídsteal gifeþ, fæste on féðan he bold in prayer maketh a stand, firmly in battle, Exon. 71a; Th. 265, 30; Jul. 389. DER. gum-féða, here-.
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