gúþ-fana
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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gúþ-fana
-fona, an; m. A military standard, ensign, banner; signum vexillum Ðǽr wæs se gúþfana genumen ðe hí ræfen héton there was the banner taken that they called the Raven, Chr. 878; Erl. 81, 3. Ðæt heofonlíce tácn ðære hálgan róde is úre gúþfana wið ðone gramlícan deófol the heavenly sign of the Holy Rood is our banner against the fierce devil, H. R. 105, 16: 52. Ða gúþfonan signa, Ors. 6, 4; Swt. 260, 1. Ðǽr wǽron vii hund gúþfanena genumen there were seven hundred standards taken, 4, 1; Bos. 77, 29: Th. Chart. 430, 1. Under gúþfanum under the standards, Judth. 11; Thw. 24, 32; Jud. 219. [Icel. gunn-fani: O. H. Ger. gund-fano. Adopted in the French and Italian from the German, O. Fr. gun-fanon: Ital. gonfalone: hence Mid. E. gon-fanoun: and gun-faneur a standard-bearer, A. R. 300, 17.]
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