ge-þeóde
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-þeóde
es; n. Language, speech, idiom, translation; lingua Nis nán mennisc geþeóde non sunt sermones, Ps. Th. 18, 3. Ðǽr ðǽr hine nán man ne can ne he nǽnne mon ne furðum ðæt geþeóde ne can where no man knows him nor he any man, nor does he know even the language, Bt. 27, 3; Fox 98, 23. Ðæt ys gereht on úre geþeóde quod est interpretatum, Mt. Kmbl. 1, 23: Mk. Skt. 5, 41: 15, 22: Homl. Th. i. 194, 1: Past. pref; Swt. 5, 13; Hat. MS. Ða Finnas and ða Beormas sprǽcon neáh án geþeóde the Finns and the Permians spoke nearly one language, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 20, 15. Hér sind fíf geþeóde Englisc and Brittisc and Wilsc and Scyttisc and Pyhtisc and Bóc Leden there are five languages here, English, British, Scotch, Pictish, and Latin, Chr. Erl. 3, 2. Hí mihton sóna sprecan on ǽghwelc ðara geþeóda ðe under heofonum is they could at once speak in every language under heaven, Shrn. 85, 16: Bt. 35, 4; Fox 162, 26. Ðæt hér ðý mára wísdóm on londe wǽre ðý we má geþeóda cúþon that there might be the more wisdom in the land the more languages we knew, Past. pref; Swt. 5, 25; Hat. MS. Hát todǽlan heora geþeóde divide linguas eorum, Ps. Th. 54, 8. Ic ðá geþeóde to micclan gesceáde telede I reckoned then a translation to make much difference, Lchdm. iii. 442, 4. [Cf. O. H. Ger. ge-diuti, Grff. v. 131.]
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.