rand
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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rand
es; m. I. a brink, edge, margin, shore Árás ðá bí ronde róf oretta (cf. gesæt ðá on næsse níðheard cyning, Beo. Th. 4825 : hlǽw holmwylme neáh, 4814), Ben. Th. 5069; B. 2538. Of ðam fúlan bróce wið westan randes æsc to the west of the ash tree on the bank (?), Cod. Dip. B. ii. 259, 8. [Cf. later English rand border, strip, slice :-- Raweȝ and randeȝ, Allit. Pms, 4, 105. Randes of bakun, Piers P. Crede 763. Rand a narrow stripe, Jameson. Rand the edge of the upper leather, a seam of a shoe, Bailey. Icel. rönd a stripe : Ger. rand border, edge, margin.] II. the word however is used generally of a shield, denoting the whole or part of it. 1. Denoting a part, the boss of a round shield, cf. rand-beáh and O. H. Ger. rant umbo. The word seems to have a different meaning in Icelandic : 'á fornum skjöldum var títt at skrifa rönd þá er baugr var kallaðr, ok er við þann baug skildir kenndir.' v. Cl. and Vig. s.v. baugr. Grein gives margo clypei as the meaning in the following passages, but umbo suits the sense : see too Worsaaé s Primeval Antiquities of Denmark, pp. 31-2 : 51-3, where instances of early shields are given Rand sceal on scylde fæst fingra gebeorh a boss must be on a shield, a sure protection for fingers (which grasped the shield just behind the boss), Menol. Fox 534; Gn. C. 37. Lígýðum forborn bord wið rond the buckler against the boss burned with the flames, Beo. Th. 5339; B. 2673. 2. Denoting the whole, a shield, buckler [Icel. rönd a shield] Rand dynede, campwudu clynede, Elen. Kmbl. l00; El. 50. Ðonne rond and hand on herefelda helm ealgodon, Andr. Kmbl. 18; An. 9 : 824; An. 412. Hé under rande gecranc slain he sank under his shield, Beo. Th. 2423; B. 1209. Ðæt hé mé ongeán sleá, rand geheáwe, 1368; B. 682. Siððan ic hond and rond hebban mihte since I could bear arms, 1316; B. 656. Hond rond geféng geolwe linde, 5212; B. 2609. Scyldes rond fæste gefégan wið flyge gáres to join together firmly the shield's disk against the flight of javelin, Exon, Th. 297, 11; Crä. 65. Beorhte randas, Beo. Th. 468; B. 231. Rondas regnhearde, 657; B. 326. Ðá hí on ðone Reádan Sǽ randas bǽron, Ps. Th. 105, 8; Cd. Th. 199, 2; Exod. 332. Rincas randas wǽgon, 123, 22; Gen. 2049. Bæd ðæt hyra randan (randas ?) rihte heóldon, Byrht. Th. 132, 22; By. 20. v. bord-, calc-, gafol-, geolo-, hilde-, síd-rand.
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