rǽswa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
rǽswa
an; m. (a word used only in poetry). I. a counsellor Cwæð ðá se ðe wæs cyninges rǽswa (cf. 'the king spake unto his counsellors ... They answered and said unto the king,' Dan. 3, 14), wís and wordgleáw, Cd. Th. 242, 11; Dan. 417. II. one who takes thought (for the public good), a. a prince, king Se rǽswa (Nebuchadnezzar ), 256, 14; Dan. 640. Werodes rǽswa, Babilone weard, 246, 31; Dan. 487. Folca rǽswa, Caldea cyning, 257. 34; Dan. 667. Ealwealdan Gode, þeóda rǽswan, Andr. Kmbl. 3243; An. 1624, Folccyningas, leóde rǽswan, Cd. Th. 125, 6; Gen. 2075. b. a leading man, chief person, leader Ðá wearð forht manig folces rǽswa many a chief man among the Mermedonians, Andr. Kmbl. 2174; An. 1088. Gesetton Sennar leóda rǽswan leófum mannum heora, 99, 34; Gen. 1656 : 100, 25; Gen. 1669. Folces rǽswan (the chief men with Holofernes ), Judth. Thw. 21, l0; Jud. 12. Leóda rǽswan (the chief men of Bethulia ), 24, 8; Jud. 178. Hæleþa rǽswan, dugoþ dómgeorne (the high priest and his fellows ), Andr. Kmbl. 1384; An. 692. Módgleáwe men, middangeardes rǽswan, Salm. Kmbl. 362; Sal. 180. Rǽswan herges, the leaders of the host, Cd. Th. 192, 20; Exod. 234. Hé beforan fremede folces rǽswum (the chief men among the Jews ), Andr. Kmbl. 1238; An. 619. [Icel. ræsir chief, captain, king.] v. ge-, here-rǽswa, rǽs-bora, and next word.
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