æþel-boren
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æþel-boren
Add:I. of gentle birth, in contrast with servile birth Ǽgðer ge æþelboren ge þeówetling, Hml. Th. i. 92, 1. Ne sceal hé þone æþelborenan settan beforan þane þeówborenan non preponatur ingenuus ex servitio convertenti, R. Ben. 12, 12. II. in a general sense, noble Æthelboren nobilis, Wrt. Voc. i. 85, 60. Eðelboren, Kent. Gl. 1147. Gif hwylc ríce mon and æþelboren si quis de nobilibus, R. Ben. 103, 10. Eádgár ... cincg æðelboren (egregius ), Angl. xiii. 365, 5. Ealdorman æfter worulde swíðe æþelboren, Hml. S. 30, 3. For worulde æðelboren, Hml. Th. ii. 118, 10. Swýðe æþelboren on weorulde and ríce. Chr. 654; P. 29, 15. Of æðelborenre mǽgðe, Hml. Th. ii. 118, 6: 174, 6: Hml. S. 8, 41. Æþelborene weras þe wǽron éstlíce áfédde, 31, 335. Næs heó swá nú æðelborene men synt mid oferméttum áfylled, Lch. iii. 428, 31. Gif æðelborenran wífmen þis gelimpe, Ll. Th. i. 70, 1. ¶ definite form as noun :-- Tó gewríþenne æþelborenan (nobiles ) heora, Ps. L. 149, 8. III. inborn, natural. Cf. æþelu, I. Æþelborene ingenitam (probably a gloss on Ald. 66, 9: Venustatem ... genuina consparsione ingenitam ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 47, 45. [O. Sax. aðal-boran.] v. un-æþelboren, and next word.
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