fóster-fæder
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fóster-fæder
Add:1. of human beings, a. lit.: Fósterfæder altor, i. nutritor (Alexander, who brought up Athanasius), An. Ox. 2841: Wrt. Voc. ii. 80, 62: 92, 28. Fóstorfæder, 100, 7. Jóseph, Crístes fósterfæder, Hml. Th. i. 30, 6: 42, 4. Fóstorfæder, 148, 34. Cóm hire fósterfæder (cf. se cing þæt mǽdencild hét út áweorpan ....b. of a teacher or tutor Úre hyrde and úre fósterfæder (féster-, v.l.) Sanctus Petrus pastor et nutritor noster beatus Petrus, Gr. D. 228, 22. Neron wolde hátan his ágenne mǽgistre and his fósterfæder (Senecam familiarem praeceptoremque suum ) ácwellan, Bt. 29, 2; F. 104, 19. 2. of superhuman beings Críst, fósterfæder (altor ) ealra þinga. Hy. S. 65, 35. [Icel. fóstr-faðir.]
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