FÓSTER
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FÓSTER
fóstor, fóstur; gen. fóstres; n. A FOSTERing, nourishing, rearing, feeding, food, nourishment, provisions; edŭcātio, nutrīcium, pastio, alĭmentum, victus Ic gegaderige in to ðé of deórcynne and of fugelcynne gemacan, ðæt hí eft to fóstre beón I will gather in to thee mates of beast-kind and of bird-kind, that they afterwards may be for food, Homl. Th. i. 20, 35. Be fundenes cildes fóstre. To fundenes cildes fóstre ðý forman geáre geselle vi scillinga, ðý æfterran twelf, ðý þriddan xxx; siððan, be his wlite of the fostering of a foundling [lit. of a found child]. Let six shillings be paid for the fostering of a foundling for the first year, twelve for the second, thirty for the third; afterwards, according to its appearance, L. In. 26; Th. i. 118, 17-20: 38; Th. i. 126, 5. Mon sceal sellan, to fóstre, x fata hunies, ccc hláfa, etc. one shall give, as provisions, ten vats of honey, three hundred loaves, etc. L. In. 70; Th. i. 146, 16. He gecýðde hwæðer he mǽnde ðe ðæs módes fóster ðe ðæs líchoman he made known whether he meant the feeding of the mind or of the body; pastiōnem cordis an corpŏris suādēret, apĕruit, Past. 18, 6; Hat. MS. 27 a, 21. [Laym. uoster a foster-child: Plat. voedster: Dwt. voedster, f. a nurse: Dan. Swed. foster, n. embryo, child: Icel. fóstr, n. the fostering of a child.] v. fóda food.
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