morgen-gifu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
morgen-gifu
e; f. The gift made by the husband to the wife on the morning after the consummation of the marriage Morgengifu dos, Wrt. Voc. i. 20, 53. Hit (five hides of land) wæs hire morgengifu ðá heó ǽrest tó Aðulfe com, Chart. Th. 170, 24. Gif heó (a widow) binnan geáres fæce wer geceóse, ðonne þolige heó ðære morgengyfe, L. C. S. 74; Th. i. 416, 8 (cf. 522, 3: 576, 2). Ic cýðe hwæt ic mínum wífe tó morgengife sealde, ðæt is Beadewan and Burgestede and Strátford and ða þreó hýda æt Heánhealan, Chart. Th. 596, 31. Hig ðone cincg bǽdon ðæt heó móste gesyllan hire morgengife intó Cristes cyrcean, 540, 18. Gif hió bearn ne gebyreþ fæderingmágas ágan morgengyfe, L. Ethb. 81; Th. i. 24, 2. [Gen. and Ex. morgen-giwe: A. R. marhen-, marech-, morh-giue: Laym. mor-, mær-ȝeue douaire: Prompt. Parv. mor-yve dos: Icel. morgun-gjöf: Dan. morgen-gave: O. H. Ger. morgan-geba: Ger. morgen-gabe.] v. Grmm. R. A. 441.
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