irfe-numa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
irfe-numa
an; m. One who takes an inheritance, an heir Ðes and ðeós yrfenuma hic et hæc heres, Ælfc. Gr. 6 ; Som. 5, 33. Mín inbyrdling biþ mín yrfenuma ... Ne byþ ðes ðín yrfenuma ac ðone ðú hæfst tó yrfenuman ðe of ðé sylfum cymþ vernaculus meus heres meus erit ... Non erit hic heres tuus, sed qui egredietur de utero tuo, ipsum habebis heredem, Gen. 15. 3-4 : 21, 10. Ðes ys yrfenuma hic est heres, Mt. Kmbl. 21, 38 : Mk. Skt. 12, 7. Hit wǽre geþuht ðæs ðé máre gemynd ðæs fæder, ðá ðá se sunu, his yrfenuma, wæs gecíged ðæs fæder naman, Homl. Th. i. 478, 11. Fæderas and móddru bestandaþ heora bearna líc and heora yrfenuman him sylfum tó, forwyrde forestæppaþ fathers and mothers stand about the corpses of their children, and their heirs precede them to destruction, ii. 124, 18. Se ðe sitte uncwydd and uncrafod on his áre on lífe ðæt nán man on his yrfenuman ne spece after his dæge he who sits without contest or claim on his property during life, that no one bring an action against his heir after his day, L. Eth. iii. 14; Th. i. 298, 10. Gif hwá tó deádan týme, búton hé yruenoman hæbbe ðe hit clǽnsie, ii. 9; Th. i. 290, 9. Gif se bónda ǽr hé deád wǽre beclypod wǽre ðonne andwyrdan ða yrfenuman swá hé sylf sceolde ðeáh hé líf hæfde if the man of the house before his death were cited; then let the heirs answer as he himself would have had to do if he had lived, L. C. S 73; Th. i. 416, 1. Se man ðe on fyrdunge ætforan his hláforde fealle, beón ða heregeata forgyfene, and fón ðá yrfenuman tó lande and tó ǽhtan, 78 ; Th. i. 420, 16. [Goth. arbi-numja an heir : O. H. Ger. arpi-, erpi-nomo hæres : Ger. erb-nehmer : cf. Icel. arf-takari, arf-taki, arf-tökumaðr an heir. ]
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