god-fæder
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
god-fæder
m. I. a GODFATHER; baptizati susceptor, patrinus Gif hwá óþres sleá godfæder if any one slay another's godfather, L. In. 76; Th. i. 150, 13. Hit wæs mínes godfæder gyfu it was my godfather's gift, Chart. Th. 545, 21. II. God the Father, the Divine Father; Deus ille Pater, Divinus Pater Crist ys word and tunge God-Fæder; þurh hine synt ealle þincg geworht Christ is the word and tongue of God the Father; through Him are all things made, Ps. Th. 44, 2. Ic eom Crist ... ic ðé fullwie on mínne godfæder and on mec his efenécne sunu and on ðone hálgan gáste I am Christ ... I baptize thee in the name of my heavenly Father and of me his co-eternal Son and of the Holy Ghost, Shrn. 106, 13: 118, 6. Ðú sitest on ða swíþran hand ðínum God-Fæder thou sittest on the right hand of thy Divine Father, Hy. 8, 31; Hy. Grn. ii. 290, 31. [O. Sax. god-fader God the Father.]
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