clerc
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clerc
cleric. Add: one of the secular (as opposed to monastic) clergy Ic secge þé, lá cleric, on þín eáre, Angl. viii. 300, 14. On gewittnesse Byrhtstánes mæssepreóstes and on clerices þe þis gewrát, Cht. E. 255, 30. Wolde ic þá ǽðela(n) clericas ásceócon fram heora andgites orðance ǽlce sleacnysse, Angl. viii. 301, 4. Ús þingð tó langsum wé ealne þisne cwide on Englisc clericum geswutelion, 300, 7. Hé was underfange of þám hádesmannum þe him ealra uneáðest was, was clerican, Chr. 995; P. 128, 20. Hé ongan tó tellende þám pápan eal embe þá clericas, P. 130, 31. [O. H. Ger. chlirih: Icel. klerkr.] v. cliroc in Dict.
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