galdor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
galdor
gealdor, es; pl. nom. acc. galdor, galdru; gen. galdra; dat. galdrum; n. [galan to sing, enchant, q. v.] An incantation, divination, enchantment, a charm, magic, sorcery; incantātio, cantio, carmen, fascĭnātio Þurh heora galdor per incantātiōnes, Bd. 4, 27; S. 604, 9. Sing ðæt galdor sing the charm, Lchdm. iii. 38, 3. Galdre bewunden encircled by enchantment, Beo. Th. 6097; B. 3052. Ne sceal nán man mid galdre wyrte besingan no man shall enchant a herb with magic, Homl. Th. i. 476, 8. Galdra fela many sorceries, Bt. Met. Fox 26, 106; Met. 26, 53 : Deut. 18, 11. Nis ðé ende feor, ðæs ðe ic on galdrum ongieten hæbbe thy end is not far off, from what I have understood by [thy] divinations, Exon. 50 a; Th. 174, 19; Gú. 1180. Ðás galdor mon mæg singan on wunde a man may sing these charms over a wound, L. M. 3, 63; Lchdm. ii. 352, 5. Hig worhton óðer swilc þing þurh hira drýcræft and þurh Egiptisce galdru fecērunt etiam ipsi per incantātiōnes Ægyptiacas et arcāna quædam simĭlĭter, Ex. 7, 11. Galdrum cýdan to inform by divination, Elen. Kmbl. 321; El. 161. [Laym. galdere, dat. magic : Icel. galdr, galðr, m. a song, charm, spell, witchcraft, sorcery.] DER. cear-
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