ge-leáfa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ge-leáfa
an; m. [leáfa belief] Belief, faith, confidence, trust; fĭdes, fĭdūcia Se rihta geleáfa us tǽcþ, ðæt we sceolon gelýfan on ðone Hálgan Gást the right faith teaches us that we should believe in the Holy Ghost, Homl. Th. i. 280, 22 : Elen. Kmbl. 2070; El. 1036. Geleáfa fĭdes, Ælfc. Gr. 12; Som. 15, 54. Dæges ór onwóc leóhtes geleáfan the dayspring of bright belief awoke, Apstls. Kmbl. 131; Ap. 66 : Elen. Kmbl. 1928; El. 966. On rihtum geleáfan in right faith, Bt. 6; Fox 14, 31. Hí monige hrǽdlíce fram deófolgyldum to Cristes geleáfan gecyrdon multos in brĕvi ab idōlătria ad fĭdem convertĕrent Christi, Bd. 5, 10; S. 624, 9 : Chr. 565; Erl. 17, 21. Ðú ðone geleáfan hæfst thou hast the belief, Bt. 5, 3; Fox 12, 11. Nú we wyllaþ secgan eów ðone geleáfan ðe on ðam crédan stent we will now declare to you the faith which stands in the creed, Homl. Th. i. 274, 23 : 292, 9, 10 : 294, 8. Habbaþ geleáfan habēte fĭdūciam, Mt. Bos. 14, 27. Ic hæbbe me fæstne geleáfan up to ðam ælmihtegan Gode I have firm trust in the Almighty God above, Cd. 26; Th. 34, 26; Gen. 543 : 205; Th. 256, 19; Dan. 643 : Andr. Kmbl. 670; An. 335. Eom ic leóhte geleáfan fægre gefylled I am fairly filled with bright belief, Exon. 42 a; Th. 141, 8; Gú. 624 : 62 b; Th. 230, 28; Ph. 479 : 75 a; Th. 281, 28; Jul. 653. [O. Sax. gi-lóƀo : O. H. Ger. ki-lauba : Ger. glaube : and cf. Goth. ga-laubeins.]
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