spell-boda
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spell-boda
an; m. I. one who delivers a message, or brings intelligence, a messenger, an ambassador Sancte Iohannes wæs gelíc Godes englum & hé wæs béme, Cristes fricca on ðysne middangeard, & wæs Godes Suna spellboda, Blickl. Homl. 163, 22. Hú ðæt wæs weallende spelboda, se ðe ðone Hǽlend on ðysne middangeard cumendne gesecgean wolde, 165, 33. Heora feóndas flód ádrencte ðæt ðæra ǽfre ne com án spelboda there was never a one left to tell the tale , Ps. Th. 105, 10. Him andswarode Godes spelboda (the prophet Daniel): 'Nó ic wið feohsceattum ofer folc bere Drihtnes dómas,' Cd. Th. 262, 12; Dan. 743: 249, 20; Dan. 533: the angel Gabriel , Exon. Th. 21, 17; Cri. 336. Ðus gieddade Godes spelboda (Job ), 236, 9; Ph. 571. Godes spelbodan the prophets , 104, 22 ; Gú. 11. Godes spellbodan (the angels who came to Lot ), Cd. Th. 150, 19; Gen. 2494. Spelbodan (those who should have brought the news of Pharaoh's overthrow ), 210, 10; Exod. 513. Spelbodan oratores , Wrt. Voc. ii. 115, 68. II. one who delivers a discourse, a public speaker Spelboda causidicus , Wrt. Voc. ii. 130, 14.
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