stig-weard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
stig-weard
es ; m. I. a steward (v. stig), one who has the superintendence of household affairs ; especially matters connected with the table. [The word, which is found generally with the form stí-ward and in late documents, occurs in Eadred's will, and in a connection which seems to shew the relative importance of the officer denoted by it. The king leaves to the archbishop 240 mancuses, to bishops and aldermen 120, to every discðegn, hræglðegn, and biriele 80, to every stigweard 30 : Ðænne an ic ǽlcan gesettan stigweard þritig mancusa goldes, Cod. Dip. B. iii. 75, 34.] Stíward economus, Wrt. Voc. i. 28, 13. Stíweard discoforus, discifer, ii. 140, 74. Ðat lond ðat Godríc míne stíward haueþ. . . Ælfwý mín stíward . . . Ælfnóð mín stíward, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 268, 28-31. Se wæs ðæs eorles stíward, Chr. 1093 ; Erl. 229, 6 : 1096 ; Erl. 233, 6. Se ðe má manne in lǽde ðonne hé sceole búton ðæs stíwerdes leáfe and ðæra feormera, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 278, 20. Mína cnihtas ða mína stíwardas witan, 59, 1. II. fig. a steward, guardian Mé þincþ betere ðæt ic forléte ða gyfe and folgyge ðam gyfan ðe mé égðer ys stíward ge ðas welan ge eác hys freónscypes, Shrn. 176, 20. [Numbert, kinges stiward (he is called aldermon, l. 1420), Laym. 1451. Luue is heouene stiward, uor hire muchele ureoschipe, uor heo ne ethalt no þing, auh heo giueð al þet heo haueð, A. R. 386, 26. He (the king) called Aþelbrus, þat was stiward of his hus, Havel. 666. Putifar ðe kinges stiward, Gen. and Ex. 1991. Icel. stí-varðr (from English).] v. next word.
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