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first

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
first, a rafter.
Substitute: first, e ; f.
a ceiling, inner roof
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  • Fierst (first, hróf firsthróf ?), Corp. Gl.

    laquear,

      Txts. 74, 595: Wrt. Voc. ii. 50, 53.
  • Fyrst, i. 26, 42 : 82, 15.
  • Tóbærst þæs temples wáh-ryft fram ðǽre fyrste ufan oð ðá flor neoðan,

      Hml. Th. ii. 258, 3.
  • Firste

    laquearia,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 112, 45.
  • Fierste,

      50, 54.
the ridgepole of a roof
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  • First

    tigillum,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 122, 43.
  • Hróf camara, first paratica, i. 290, 3 (in a list ' de domibus'). Fyrst on húse

    hoc tignum uel tigillum,

      An. Ox. 183, 92.
  • Ǽrest man ásmeáð þæs húses stede, and eác man ꝥ timber beheáwð . . . and þá ræftras tó þǽre fyrste gefæstnað,

      Angl. viii. 324, 9.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. first. O. H. Ger. first culmen, pinna, tolus.]
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v. first-hróf.
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v.  fierst.
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  • first, n.