æþelo
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine, Neuter
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æþelo
Add: f. and in pl. n. I. nature, a. in respect to other than rational beings Nim swá wuda swá wyrt of þǽre stówe þe his eard and æþelo biþ on tó weaxanne, and sette on uncynde stówe him, ðonne ne gegréwþ hit ðǽr náuht, Bt. 34, 10; F. 148, 26. Hé þǽre sunnan wlite herede æðelo cræftas reahte (cf. hé herede þǽre sunnan gecynd and hiore cræftas and hiore biorhto, Bt. 41, 1; F. 244, 7), Met. 30, 7. Deáde gesceafte ferðgewit of hyra æðelum ǽnig ne cúðen, Cri. 1185. Monige cynn þe wé æðelu ne magon áreccan, Pa. 2. Ic þæs beámes mæg æðelu secgan, Rä. 56, 8. b. in respect to rational beings Him ides æfter æðelum (in the natural course ) eaforan fédde, Gen. 1054. II. condition determined by birth or descent Þæt is cúð hwanon þám ordfruman æðelu onwócon; hé wæs áféded on þysse folcsceare. An. 683. Þá wǽron æðelum Abrahames bearn by birth they were children of Abraham, Dan. 193. Fór cynn æfter cynne; cúðe ǽghwilc mǽgburga riht, eorla æðelo, Exod. 353. IIa. noble condition that comes from birth or descent :-- Sceolon gelýfan eorlas hwæt mín æðelo sién (men shall believe my divinity ), An. 735. Cniht þág swá him cynde wǽron æðelo from yldrum, Gen. 2772: 1716. Him from Myrgingum æðelu onwócon, Víd. 5. Geðence hé ðá æðelu (nobilitatem) ðǽre æfterran ácennesse ... Be ðǽm æðelum (nobilitati) ðæs gǽstes (the nobility that comes from spiritual birth ) Petrus cwæð : Gé sint ácoren kynn Gode and kynelices preósthádes. Past. 85, 14-19. Ic wylle míne æðelo eallum gecýðan, þæt ic wæs on Myrcon miccles cynnes. By. 216. Ǽlc mon ðe allunga underþeóded biþ unþeáwum forlǽt his fruman sceaft and his æþelo, Bt. 30, 2; F. 110, 22: Met. 17, 25. II b. noble birth, nobility :-- Hwý gé eów for æðelum up áhebben, Met. 17, 18. Deáð forsiehð þá æþelo, and þone rícan gelíce and þone heánan foriwelgþ, Bt. 30, l; F. 68, 33. Ðæt án ic wát gódes on þá æþelu, manigne mon sceamaþ hé weorþe wyrsa ðonne his eldran wǽron, Bt. 30, I; S. 69, 12. Hé forseah eorðlic æðelu, gemunde hám in heo-fonum, Gú. 68. III. nobility, excellence Þæt Israhéla æðelu móten ofer middangeard rícsian, ǽcræft eorla, El. 433. Æðelum cræftige excellently skilful, 315. IV. nobility in a concrete, collective sense(?), noble things Heáhhlioðo horde onféngon and æðelum eác eorðan túdres. Gen. 1440. Flód áhóf earce from eorðan and þá æðelo mid, 1389. [O. Sax. aðali; n. noble family: O. H. Ger. adal, edeli; n. prosapia, genus, nobilitas; edií; f. generositas: Icel. aðal; n. nature.]
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