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Add:I. of great age. 1. of living creatures Ald senex, Wrt. Voc. ii. 120, 47. Hú mæg man beón eft ácenned þonne hé bið eald (ald, L. R.)?, Jn. 3, 4. Ic eom eald tó híwigenne I am (too) old to pretend, Hml. S. 25, 94. Þá cyld ... and eác ðá ealdan ceorlas, Bt. 36, 5; F. 180, 7. Wín nys drenc cilda, ac ealdra (senum ), Coll. M. 35, 21. Ealdra cwéna spell anilis fabula, Wrt. Voc. i. 55, 24. Ic lǽre ge geonge ge ealde, Bl. H. 107, 11. (1 a) used substantively :-- Ongan seó leó fægnian wið þæs ealdan weard, Hml. S. 23 b, 778. 2. of material things Sylle hé earmum mannum his ealde hrægl, Bl. H. 53, 13. I a. Forðférde seó ealde hlǽfdige, Eádwerdes cinges móder, 1051; P. 172, 32. I b. of long experience in :-- Presbiter is ealdwita; ná ǽlc eald sý, ac hé eald sý on wísdóme, Ll. Th. ii. 348, 21. II. of (a certain) age Ðæt cild ne wæs ánre nihte eald, Shrn. 142, 33. Byð se móna feówertýne nihta eald, Angl. viii. 326, 8: Lch. iii. 182, 10 (and often). On ánre nihte ealdne mónan, 5. III. that belongs to a time long past Sume sǽdon eald wítega (propheta unus de antiquis ) árás, Lk. 9, 8. On þá ealdan wísan antiquitus, An. Ox. 4243. Þára ealdena treówa antiquorum foederum, Ors. 2, 5; S. 82, 18. Ealdra manna byrgenu, Hml. Th. ii. 258, 26. On ealdum dagum, II. Swá se wudu on ældum tímum (antiquis temporibus ) gelægd wæs, C.D. iv. 202, 13. IV. that dates from a time long past Se ealda cwide þe mon gefyrn cwæþ, Bt. 14, 2; F. 44, 11. V. that has lasted long Fióndes aldes hostis antiqui, Rtl. 95, 14. Hé gefylde þone ealdan feónd, Bl. H. 87, 19. VI. where difference of date is marked, old as opposed to new, earlier, former Hlóþwíg wæs þæs aldan Carles sunu, Chr. 885; P. 80, 3: 982; P. 124, 32. Tó ðæs cynges dómerne Heródes; sé wæs þæs ealdan Heródes suna sunu, Hml. Th. ii. 422, 1. Æaldere gesuntfulnessa pristinae incolomitate, An. Ox. 11, 148. Cýþnesse ealdre testamenti ueteris, An. Ox. 40, 2. Aldes, Rtl. 113, 22. VI a. great-, grand- in terms denoting relationship, v. eald(e)-fæder, -móder :-- Ealda fæder avus, Wrt. Voc. i. 72, 20. Ealde fæder, 51, 51. Ealde móder avia, 51, 54. Bearn Ælfríces ... cwæð ... 'Wæs mín ealda fæder Ealhelm háten, By. 218. Ruth wearð geǽwnod Iessan ealdan fæder (Boaz was Jesse's grandfather ), Ælfc. T. Grn. 6, 32. Eádmund is byrged mid his ealdan fæder Eádgár, Chr. 1016; P. 153, 12. Ealdra nefena pronepotum. An. Ox. 1663. VII. that has been done (habitually) before Seó gnornung is mé eald for gewunan, Gr. D. 4, 7. Man hine gehádede efter þan ealdan gewunan, Chr. 1070; P. 204, 8. Healdaþ þá tunglu þá ealdan sibbe ðe hí on gesceapene wǽron, Bt. 39, 13; F. 232, 26. é Hé teáh forð his ealdan wrenceas He brought out his old tricks, Chr. 1003; P. 135, 11. VIII. denoting rank or position, an elder, great (man), chief person Ælda ðæs folces seniores populi, Mt. L. 21, 23. Ðá aldu (ældo, L.) pharisaei, Mk. R. 2, 16: 7, 1. Ðá aldo, Mt. L. 16, 1. Ðá aeldo, Lk. L. 7, 30. Ðá alde wearas, Jn. R. 4, 1. Æfter gesetnisse ældra (seniorum ), Mk. L.R. 7, 5. From ældum a senioribus, 8, 31. v. niht-eald; ildra, ildest, and eald-cpds.
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