heolstor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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heolstor
es; n. That which covers or conceals, darkness, a veil, covering, place of concealment Siððan geára goldwine mínne hrusan heolstre biwráh since long ago the veil of earth enwrapped my bounteous patron, Exon. 76 b; Th. 287, 32; Wand. 23. Nágan wé ðæs heolstres ðæt wé ús gehýdan mágon we have not the place of concealment to hide ourselves in, Cd. 215; Th. 271, 5; Sat. 101. Gewitan him ðá gangan under beámsceade hýddon hie on heolstre ðá hie hálig word drihtnes gehýrdon they retired then under the trees' shade, hid themselves in the darkness when they heard the holy word of the Lord, 40; Th. 53, 12; Gen. 860. Ðá com beácna beorhtost of heolstre then came the sun out of darkness, Andr. Kmbl. 485; An. 243: Elen. Kmbl. 2223; El. 1113. Heolstre gehýded helme gedýgled þýstre oferfæðmed with a veil hidden, with a covering concealed, with darkness enwrapped, Exon. 122 b; Th. 470, 9; Hy. 11, 13: 61 b; Th. 227, 4; Ph. 418: 69 a; Th. 257, 2; Jul. 241: Elen. Kmbl. 2161; El. 1082. Sume wuniaþ on wéstennum gesittaþ hámas on heolstrum some dwell in deserts, occupy homes in hiddenplaces, Exon. 33 b; Th. 107, 5; Gú. 54. [Goth. hulistr; n. a veil: cf. Icel. holstr; m. a sheath, case: Dut. holster holster. In Romaunt of Rose hulstred occurs = hidden 'I wol herborow me There I hope best to hulstred be,' 6146.]
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