bí-leofa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
bí-leofa
subsistence, maintenance, provision; in a limited sense victuals Hé sǽde feoh wǽre widewena bigleofa of gódra manna ælmyssan, Hml. S. 25, 765. Leahtras fóda, deáðes bigleafa, 7, 26. Þæs mannes bíleofa is tó besceáwianne, Lch. ii. 210, 18: R. Ben. 64, 3. Ne sý regoles stræc gehealden on heora bíleofan (alimentis ), 61, 15. Sýfre on bigleofan sobrii, Hml. A. 52, 52. Þá ðe hæfdon sum þing lytles tó bigleofan, reáferas of þám múðe him ábrúdon, 68, 72. Ǽlcum hláforde gedafenaþ ðæt hé dó his mannum heora bigleofan on gesettum tíman, 55, 128: 105, 90. Bigleafan (-leofan), Hml. S. 25, 815. man ne sceolde ǽnigne bigleofan hire dón binnon seofon nihton, 10, 282. Bíleofan stipem .i. alimoniam, An. Ox. 2193. Bíwiste, bileofan stipendia, 4833. Hé Godes cyrcan gegódode mid landum and bigleofum, Hml. S. 27, 135. Hé fæste fram eallum bigleofum, Wlfst. 285, 26. [A. R. bi-leove: R. Glouc. bi-live: Piers P. bi-lif. Cf. O. H. Ger. pí-lipi esca, panes.] v. next two words.
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