sinc-gifa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sinc-gifa
an ; m. A treasure-giver, a prince, chief who was expected to be liberal in his gifts. Cf. other compounds of gifa Næs mid Rómwarum sincgeofa sélla (of Boethius ), Met. 1. 50. Hý (the disciples) word ne gehyrwdon hyra sincgiefan (Christ ), Exon. Th. 29, 9 ; Cri. 460. On hyra sincgifan (Beowulf ), Beo. Th. 4611 ; B. 2311. Sincgyfán, 2688 ; B. 1342. Se ðe wát his sincgiefan holdne beheledne hé sceal heán hweorfan he who knows his gracious lord buried shall wander downcast, Exon. Th. 183, 13 ; Gú. 1326. Hé his sincgyfan (Byrhtnoth ) wrec, Byrht. Th. 139, 62 ; By. 278. Cf. sinc-gim, -þegu.
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