nam-cúþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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nam-cúþ
adj. Having the name well-known, celebrated, famous, of note, of renown Nabochodonossor se namcúþa cining, Ælfc. T. Grn. 8, 15. Ǽlcre namcúþre wyrte dǽl a bit of every well-known plant, Lchdm. i. 398, 9. Twegen sacerdas ðe ǽr on lífe wǽron swíðe namcúþe, Homl. Th. ii. 342, 3. Heáhfæderas namcúþe weras (the twelve patriarchs ), Ælfc. T. Grn. 5, 2: R. Ben. 33, 20. On ðám gemótan ðeáh rǽdlíce wurðan on namcúðan stówan in those assemblies, though advisedly they were made in places of note, L. Eth. ix. 37; Th. i. 348, 18. Se ríca biþ namcúðre on his leóde ðonne se þearfa the name of the rich man is better known in his country than that of the poor man, Homl. Th. i. 330, 5. [Sodome and Gomorre, and alle þe nomecuðe buruhwes (famous cities ), A. R. 334, 25. Cf. Icel nafn-kunnigr famous. ]
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