ildra
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ildra
an [but the singular rarely occurs] ; m. A parent, ancestor, father, forefather, predecessor, elder Ðá mé yldra mín ágeaf andsware fæder reordode then my father answered me and spake [cf. 872; El. 436 : 891; El. 447 : 906; El. 454], Elen. Kmbl. 921; El. 462. Hí forgeten hæfdon ðara wundra heora yldran on lócadan obliti sunt mirabilium quæ ostendit coram patribus eorum, Ps. Th. 77, 13. Úre ieldran ða ðe ðás stówa ǽr hióldon hié lufodon wísdóm our forefathers who formerly held these places, loved wisdom, Past. Pref.; Swt. 5, 14 : Exon.47 a ; Th. 160, 20; Gú. 946. Úre yldran swultan and swíðe oft ús from wendan our parents have died and very often gone from us, Blickl. Homl. 195, 26. Wǽron his yldran fæder and módor hǽðne his parents, father and mother, were heathens, 211, 19 : 213, 2. Úre yldrena lage traditionem seniorum, Mt. Kmbl. 15, 2. Twegen gebróðru ðe hæfdon behwyrfed eall heora yldrena gestreón on deórwyrþum gymstánum two brothers who had converted all their parents' wealth into precious stones; Homl. Th. i. 60, 23. Bebirge mé mid mínum yldrum condas me in sepulchro majorum meorum, Gen. 47. 30. Eafora æfter yldrum the son after the parents, Cd. 56; Th. 69, 1; Gen. 1129. Suna ic lǽrde ðæt hié hýrdon heora yldrum I taught sons to obey their parents, Blickl. Homl. 185, 20. Nolde hé him geceósan welige yldran he [Christ]. would not choose wealthy parents for himself, 23, 25. [Laym. aldren, ældere, eldre forefathers : R.Glouc. eldren : Piers P. Chauc. eldres : O. Sax. aldiro a forefather; pl. parents; eldiron, pl. parents : O. Frs. alder, elder, aldera, ieldera father, parent : O. H. Ger. altiron, eldiron parentes : Ger. ältern, eltern parents.] v. eldran.
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