þegen-scipe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þegen-scipe
es; m. I. thaneship, the status of thane Se déma ðe óðrum wóh déme ... þolige hé his þegenscipes, L. Edg. ii. 3; Th. 266, 18: L. C. S. 15; Th. i. 384, 13. II. a body of thanes Sce Adrianes wæs ðæs cáseres ðegnscipes ealdorman, ðe Maximianus wæs nemned, Shrn. 59, 24. III. bravery, manfulness, gallantry. v. þegen, VIII, þegenlíc Beóþ nú gehyrte, and healdaþ mid ðegenscipe ða hálgan Godes ǽ, Homl. Skt. ii. 25, 258. Hé him eft his ríce tó forlét for his þegnscipe (ob testimonium virtutis ), Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 132, 24. Alexander his ǽrestan ðegnscipe on ðon gecýþde, ðá hé ealle Crécas mid his snyttro on his geweald geniédde, ealle ða ðe wið hiene gewin up áhófon Alexander primam experientiam animi et virtutis suae, compressis celeriter Graecorum motibus, dedit, Swt. 122, 32. IV. in that part of the Genesis which is thought to show Old Saxon influence, the word occurs with the meaning of service to a lord, like the Old Saxon thegan-skepi Nis mé on worulde mód ǽniges þegnscipes,Cd. Th. 51, 33; Gen. 836. On þegnscipe þeówian, 46, 15; Gen. 744. Hié þegnscipe Godes forgýmdon, 21, 19; Gen. 326. [Icel. þegn-skapr honour (as in on one's honour); liberality; allegiance of a þegn.]
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