mægþ-hád
Gender: Masculine
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mægþ-hád
mægeþ-hád, es; m. I. maidenhood, virginity, celibacy, chastity Ðú cennest cyning ealra clǽnnessa and ðinne mægþhád nó ne gewemmest, Blickl. Homl. 7, 36: Exon. 12 a; Th. 18, 25; Cri. 289: 9 a; Th. 6, 16; Cri. 85 : Homl. Th. i. 460, 4. Mægþhád is ǽgðer ge on wǽpmannum ge on wífmannum. Ða habbaþ rihtne mægþhád ða ðe fram cildháde wuniaþ on clǽnnesse, 148, 13. Mæigþhád, 7. Ðæt sindan ða ða ðe mid wífum ne beóþ besmitene, and hira mægeþhád habbaþ gehealdenne, Past. 52, 7; Swt. 409, 7. Mæ[g]þhádes virginitatis, puritatis, Hpt. Gl. 411, 32: castitatis, 441, 69 : celibatus, pubertatis, 453, 56. Hé sceal foresceáwian ðam mǽdene hire mægþhádes wurþ (pretium pudicitiæ), Ex. 21, 10: L. Alf. 12; Th. i. 46, 18. Án man ðe sý mægþhádes man, cnapa oððe mægden, Herb. 104, 2; Lchdm. i. 218, 21. Hire meiþhádes pupertatis sue, Kent. Gl. 26. Ic bidde ðé for Scam. Marian mægþháde, Bt. Fox 260, 3. II. a body of young persons :-- Mægeþháde pedagogio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 77, 30. [Marh. meiðhad: Orm. maȝȝþhadd: O. H. Ger. magad-heit virginitas, pubertas, coelibatus.] v. mægden-hád.
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