mann-þeóf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mann-þeóf
es; m. A man-stealer Manigu wítu [wǽron] máran ðonne óðru; nú sint ealle gelíce bútan manþeófe, cxx sciłł, L. Alf. pol. 9; Th. i. 68, 7. Cf. Gif mon forstolenne man befó æt óðrum, L. In. 53; Th. i. 134, 16. Gif þeówne man man forstǽle, L. Æðelst. v. 6; Th. i. 234, 4. Man-stealing is dealt with in Theodore's Liber Penitentialis: 'si quis servum alterius, vel quemcunque hominem, furtu quolibet in captivitatem duxerit aut transmiserit, vii annos pæniteat, ii in pane et aqua,' xxiii. 13. See also xlii, 5.
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