underling
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.
underling
es; m. (the word seems to occur only in late texts) An underling, a subordinate, a subject Heó (the Jews ) syððen ǽfre unwurðe wǽron on heora lífdagen and get synden underlinges, Homl. Ass. 194, 50. Eádward kyng grét Harald eurl and alle his undurlynges (omnes meos ministros ) in Herefordeshíre, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 218, 14. [Leir king scal beon eouwer lauerd ... & Aganippus ure king scal beon his underling, Laym. 3657. Inobedience, þet is ... underling þet ne buhð nout his prelat, A. R. 198, 18.]
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