heord-rǽden
Gender: Feminine
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heord-rǽden
hyrd-rǽden, e; f. Guard, guardianship, care, keeping Him is sinderlíce betǽht hyrdrǽden ofer eallum cristenum monnum to him is especially committed the guardianship over all christian men, Homl. Th. ii. 290, 26. Geþyld is wyrtruma and hyrdrǽden ealra háligra mægna patience is the root and guard of all holy virtues, 544, 5. Hí geswencaþ heora hlaford þurh ymhídignysse heordrǽdene they distress their possessor through solicitude of guarding, 92, 18. Gehwilc hæbbe him betǽhtne engel tó hyrdrǽdene each has an angel assigned to him as guard, i. 516, 32. Se stæf getácnaþ gýmene and hyrdrǽdene the staff indicates care and guardianship, ii. 280, 35. Tó heordrædene ad custodiam, Hymn. Surt. 11, 27. Ðá gesette God æt ðam infære engla hyrdrǽdene then God set a guard of angels at the entrance, Gen. 3, 24: Boutr. Scrd. 20, 32. Ge habbaþ heordrǽdenne habetis custodiam, Mt. Kmbl. 27, 65. Heordrédena se ðe gesihþ swicunge hit getácnaþ to see pickets betokens deception, Lchdm. iii. 202, 13.
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