hirde
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hirde
hierde, heorde, hiorde, hyrde, es; m. A herd, shepherd, pastor, guardian, guard, keeper Hierde arimentarius, Wrt. Voc. 287, 52. Crist ðú góda hyrde Christ, thou good shepherd, Blickl. Homl. 191, 24. Ic eom ðære stówe hyrde I am the guardian of the place, 201, 9. Hire ágenes húses hirde the keeper of her own house, Bt. Met. Fox 13, 61; Met. 13, 31. Ríces hirde the guardian of a kingdom, a prince, king, 26, 16; Met. 26, 8. Cilda hyrde vel láreów pædagogus, Ælfc. Gl. 80; Som. 72, 103; Wrt. Voc. 46, 60. Ic ðæs folces beó hyrde and healdend I will be the people's keeper and preserver, Cd. 106; Th. 139, 25; Gen. 2315. Ne ic hyrde wæs bróðer mínes I was not my brother's keeper, 48; Th. 62, 1; Gen. 1007. Heorde, Exon. 43 b; Th. 146, 33; Gú. 719. Hiorde, Ps. Grn. ii. 279, 101. Rihtwís hyrde ofer cristene heorde a righteous shepherd over a Christian flock, L. I. P. 2; Th. ii. 304, 9. Hie settan him hyrdas tó they set guards over him, Blickl. Homl. 177, 26: 237, 18: Andr. Kmbl. 1986; An. 995. Úre ealdan fæderas wǽron ceápes hierdas antiqui patres nostri pastores, Past. 17, 2; Swt. 109, 5. Hyrdas pastores ovium, Gen. 46, 32. Hé hæfþ geset his englas ús tó hyrdum he hath appointed his angels as our guardians, Homl. Th. i. 170, 10. [Goth. hairdeis: O. Sax. hirdi: Icel. hirðir: O. H. Ger. hirti pastor, custos: Ger. hirte.] DER. beór-, cú-, feorh-, gát-, grund-, hors-, hriðer-, neát-, sceáp-, swín-hirde.
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