gifa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gifa
gyfa, giefa, geofa, an; m. A giver, bestower; dator, largitor Me þincþ betere ðæt ic forléte ða gyfe and folgyge ðam gyfan it seems to me better to leave the gift and follow the giver, Shrn. 176, 19. Used in the following compounds ár-gifa, æt-, beáh-, beág-, blǽð-, eád-, feorh-, gold-, hyht-, lác-, máððum-, rǽd-, sinc-, symbel-, wil-, will-. [Laym. rædȝive counsellor: O. Sax. méðom-giƀo: O. H. Ger. gebo dator.]
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