hǽðen-gild
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hǽðen-gild
-gield, -gyld, es; n. Heathen worship, idolatry; also an idol Ðis hǽðengyld deófles biggeng is this idolatry is worship of the devil, Homl. Th. i. 72, 4. Hǽðengield, Exon. 66 a; Th. 243, 23; Jul. 15. Tó ðam hǽðengilde bugon they turned to the idol [Baal-peor], Num. 25, 2 : 31, 16. Hé bæd hig georne ðæt hig búgan ne sceoldon fram Godes bigengum tó ðam bysmorfullum hǽðengilde he prayed them earnestly not to turn from the worship of God to degrading idolatry, Jos. 23, 7. Iulianus ðá ongann tó lufigenne hǽðengyld Julian then began to love idolatry, Homl. Th. i. 448, 30. Ealle ða hǽðengyld ðe ðás Indiscan wurðiaþ all the idols that these Indians worship, 454, 14. Hǽðengield, Exon. 66 a; Th. 244, 4; Jul. 22. v. gild.
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