HÝF
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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HÝF
e; f. A HIVE Hýf canistrum vel alvearium, Ælfc. Gl. 25; Som. 60, 60; Wrt. Voc. 25, 2. Hýf alvearia, Wrt. Voc. 284, 40. Hýfe alvearii, ii. 4, 64. Hýfi alvearia, 100, 1. Wið ðæt beón æt ne fleón genim ðás ylcan wyrte ðe wé veneriam nemdon and gehóh tó ðære hýfe ðonne beóþ hý wungynde that bees may not fly away, take this same plant that we called veneria and hang it to the hive, then will they be stationary, Herb. 7, 2; Lchdm. i. 98, 1. Mæderecíþ on ðínre hýfe ðonne ne ásponþ nán man ðíne beón ne hí man ne mæg forstelan ða hwíle ðe se cíþ on ðære hýfe biþ [put] a plant of madder in your hive; then nobody will lure away your bees, nor can they be stolen while the plant is in the hive, Lchdm. i. 397, 2-4. [Hé wunede eall riht swá dráne dóþ on híue he lived exactly as drones do in the hive, Chr. 1127; Erl. 256, 20. Rel. Ant. huive: M. L. Ger. huve.]
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