heáh-fæder
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heáh-fæder
m. A patriarch; also the great Father, i. e. God Heáhfæder patriarcha, Ælfc. Gl. 68; Som. 69, 118; Wrt. Voc. 41, 68. Héhfæder patriarcha, Rtl. 195, 10. Cuoeþ lá héhfæder dixit abba pater, Mk. Skt. Lind. 14, 36. Seó stondeþ on ða swýðran healfe ðæs heáhfæder she stands on the right hand of the Father, Shrn. 118, 9: Rood Kmbl. 266; Kr. 134. Ðeodosius se wæs ðære hǽðenre héhfæder Theodosius who was the patriarch of the heathens, Nar. 40, 5. Be ðam heáhfædere Abrahame concerning the patriarch Abraham, Homl. Th. i. 46, 11. Jacob gestrýnde twelf suna, ða sind gehátene twelf heáhfæderas Jacob begat twelve sons, who are called the twelve patriarchs, ii. 190, 25: i. 396, 9. [Orm. Godd heh-faderr God the Father: O. H. Ger. hóh-fater patriarca.]
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