hǽðen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Gender: Masculine
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hǽðen
adj. HEATHEN, pagan, gentile; and subst. a heathen Twá folc ðæt is Iudéisc and hǽðen two peoples, that is Jew and gentile, Homl. Th. i. 206, 32. Ðes wæs hǽðen hic erat samaritanus, Lk. Skt. Rush. 17, 16. Gif ungefullod cild fǽrlíce biþ gebroht tó ðam mæssepreóste hé hit mót fullian sóna ðæt hit ne swelte hǽðen if an unbaptized child be brought to the mass-priest suddenly, he must baptize it at once, that it die not heathen, L. Ælfc. 26; Th. ii. 352, 17 : L. M. I. P. 42; Th. ii. 276, 15. Hér sæt hǽðen here on Tenet in this year a heathen [Danish] army sat in Thanet, Chr. 865; Erl. 70, 31. Óð ðone hǽðenan byrgels up to the heathen tomb, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. ii. 250, 13. (The same phrase often occurs in the charters in the descriptions of boundaries.) Se hæfde wununge on hǽðenum byrgenum he had his dwelling among the tombs, Homl. Th. ii. 378, 26. Hér hǽðne men ǽrest ofer winter sǽtun in this year heathen [Danish] men first remained through the winter, Chr. 855; Erl. 68, 23 : 851; Erl. 66, 26. Bachsecg and Halfdene ða hǽðenan cyningas Bachsecg and Halfdene the heathen kings, 871; Erl. 74, 17. Ða ealdan Rómání on hǽðenum dagum ongunnon ðæs geáres ymbryne on ðysum dæge the old Romans, in heathen days, began the circuit of the year on this day, Homl.Th. i. 98, 20. Used substantively :-- Ðæt hé forgeáfe gódne willan ðam seócan hǽðenan that he would grant good will to the sick heathen, ii. 24, 33. Sume ða hǽðenan some of the heathens, i. 562, 28 : 560, 8. Ða hǽðenan on Norþhymbrum hergodon the heathens harried in Northumbria, Chr. 794; Erl. 39, 19. Ðyssera hǽðenra fǽrlícan deáþ sudden death from these heathens, Homl. Th. ii. 494, 31. Hǽðinra gentium, Lk. Skt. Lind. 21, 25. Hǽðenra þeównéd thraldom under the heathen, Cd. 189; Th. 235, 17; Dan. 307 : Hé hí on handgeweald hǽðenum sealde tradidit eos in manus gentium, Ps. Th. 105, 30. Hie férdon ongeán ðǽm héðnum they marched against the heathens, Blickl. Homl. 203, 3. [Cf. Goth. haiþno; f. a heathen, gentile woman : O. Sax. héðin : O. Frs. héthen : Icel. heiðinn : O. H. Ger. heidan ethnicus, gentilis, paganus, samaritanus : Ger. heide a heathen.] v. Grmm. D. M. 1198.
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