rand-burh
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
rand-burh
a town that acts as a shield (?), a fortified town, a frontier town (?) Ríce geréfa rondburgum weóld, eard weardade, Exon. Th. 243, 32; Jul. 19. Randbyrig (the walls formed by the waters of the Red Sea when the Israelites passed through it) wǽron rofene were riven (when the Egyptians attempted to cross ), Cd. Th. 207, 7; Exod. 463. Or are the walls formed by the water compared to the arrangement of the line of battle when the shields overlapped, called scild-burh q. v. ? v. next word.
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