hilt
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hilt
es; m. n. Hilt, handle [the plural, as in much later times, e. g. Shakspere's, is used of a single weapon] Ðá wæs gylden hilt gamelum rince on hand gyfen then was the golden hilt given into the old man's hand, Beo. Th. 3358; B. 1677. Ðæs swurdes mid ðam sylfrenan hylte the sword with the silver hilt. Chart. Th. 558, 11. Ic ðæt hilt ðanon ætferede I bore the hilt away from there, 3341; B. 1668. Hylt, 3379; B. 1687. Bíþ ða hiltas the hilt shines, Salm. Kmbl. 446; Sal. 223. Ða hilt since fáge the hilt many-coloured with treasure, Beo. Th. 3233; B. 1614. Be hiltum by the hilt, 3152; B. 1574. [Icel. hjalt; n. the boss or knob at the end of a sword's hilt; also the guard between the hilt and blade. For some account of the hilts of old swords see Worsaae's Primeval Antiquities, pp. 39, 49.] DER. fealo-, fetel-, hroðen-, wreoðen-hilt. v. next word.
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