fóster
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Neuter
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fóster
m. (not n.). Dele first passage, and add: 1. food, nourishment, sustenance Sió lifer is blódes timber and blódes hús and fóstor, Lch. ii. 198, 2. Seó sóðe lufu is þǽre sáwle fóstor, Ll. Th. ii. 428, 38. Geunn ús tó þissum dæge dæghwámlices fóstres, Wlfst. 125, 11. Wǽron earme men besyrwde æt fóstre, 158, 31. Mid ðám fóstre (nutrimento ) ðǽre Godes lufan weaxan, Past. 263, 17. Ðiós eorðe eallum mannum bringð gemǽnne fóster terra alimenta omnibus communiter profert, 335, 11. Fóster alimoniam, An. Ox. 3863. 2. feeding, giving food His discipuli woldon þæt folc fédan, ac hí næfdon mid hwám; se Hǽlend hæfde þone gódan willan tó ðám fóstre, and þá mihte tó ðǽre fremminge, Hml. Th. i. 184, 22. 3. bringing up, fostering. Cf. fédan; I. 5 Wǽron þá æþelingas befæste Egcbrihte tó fóstre, Lch. iii. 424, 12. Hé eftwunade from his fóstre (? the MS. has fost with a curl over the o. v. note, p. 249) he remained behind out of the care of his parents (?); remansit a suis, Lk. p. 4, 4. 4. bringing forth progeny. Cf. fédan; III Ic gegaderige in tó þé of deórcynne and of fugelcynne symble gemacan, þæt hí eft tó fóstre beón (cf. ut salvetur semen super faciem terrae, Gen. 7, 3), Hml. Th. i. 20, 35. [v. N.E.D. foster.] v. túdor-fóster.
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