sidu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sidu
seodu, siodu (o) ; gen. dat. a ; m. I. a custom, use, manner, habit, practice Ðæt heó cóme tó him mid hire cynehelme, swá swá heora seodu wæs, Anglia ix. 28, 31. Micel sido mid Rómwarum wæs, Bt. 27, 1 ; Fox 96, 2. Se sido ðe sume men secgaþ ðæt [hé] sié méde wyrðe, sume men secgaþ ðæt hé sié wýtes wyrðe, 39, 9 ; Fox 226, 4. Hé dyde him ðæt ríceter tó sida (sioda, Cott. MSS.) and tó gewunan ministerium regiminis vertit in usum dominationis, Past. 121, 9 ; Swt. 121, 19; Ðú ne meaht hiora sidu and heora gecynd onwendan, Bt. 7, 2 ; Fox 18, 30. God gesette unáwendendlícne sido and þeáwas his gesceaf*-*tum, 21 ; Fox 74, 1 : Met. 11, 12. Þeóda swíðe ungelíca ǽgðer ge on sprǽce ge on þeáwum ge on eallum sídum nationes lingua, moribus, totius vitae ratione distantes, Bt. 18, 2 ; Fox 62, 30. Ia. a religious practice, a rite (cf. Icel. siðr religion, faith, Kristinn, heiðinn siðr Christianity, heathenism) :-- Moyses wolde Obab ob ðæs hǽðendómes siðum álǽdan cum Hobab a gentilitatis conversatione vellet educere, Past. 41, 5 ; Swt. 304, 9. II. good conduct, morality, modesty Hádlícere side (fǽmnhádlícere sidefulnysse (?) v. sidefulness) virginalis pudicitiae (castitatis ), Hpt. Gl. 449, 4. Side (? -fulnysse) pudicitia, castitate, 454, 53. Ða kyningas (of England) ǽgðer ge hiora sibbe ge hiora siodo (sido, Cott. MSS.) ge hiora onweald gehióldon the kings maintained peace, morality, and power, Past. pref. ; Swt. 3, 7. Gif hé þurh cúscne siodo lǽst mína lára if by modest conduct he carry out my instructions, Cd. Th. 39, 2 ; Gen. 618. [Goth. sidus góds boni mores : O. Sax. sidu a custom : O. Frs. side : O. H. Ger. situ mos, consuetudo, habitus, usus, ritus, indoles, moralitas : Icel. siðr.] v. land-, un-sidu.
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