hird
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hird
retinue, court Hé férde tó Wudestoke and his biscopes and his hird eal mid him he [Henry] went to Woodstock, and his bishops and his court all with him, Chr. 1123; Erl. 249, 30. Dis geár heáld se kyng Heanri his hird on Windlesoure this year king Henry held his court at Windsor, 1127; Erl. 255, 1. This form as it occurs in late specimens may be merely a contraction of híréd [q.v.], or it may be a form influenced by the Danish hirð. In the former case it should be written hírd.
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