gum-cynn
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.
gum-cynn
es; n. Mankind, men, a race, nation; humanum genus, gens, natio He þohte forgrípan gumcynne he resolved to destroy mankind, Cd. 64; Th. 77, 14; Gen. 1275. Eom ic gumcynnes ánga ofer eorþan amongst men on the earth I am unique, Exon. 129a; Th. 496, 11; Rä. 85, 12: Beo. Th. 5524; B. 2765. Swá hwylc mægþa ðone magan cende æfter gumcynnum whatever matron brought forth this son amongst men, Beo. Th. 1892; B. 944. We synt gumcynnes Geáta leóde we are of the race of the Gauts' people, 525; B. 260. [O. Sax. gumkunni.]
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