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Add:I. of metrical composition, a poem, song Gyd carmen , Wrt. Voc. ii. 143, 18. Leóð wæs ásungen, gleómannes gyd, B. 1160. Sé þe lufige þysses giddes (the poem on the Apostles' ) begang, Ap. 89. Bidde ic monna gehwone þe þis gied (the poem on St. Juliana, ) rǽde. Jul. 719. Hé gyd wreceð, sárigne sang, B. 2446. Gleómen simle gemétað gydda gleáwne (a connoisseur of songs, one who can appreciate the poet's verses' ), Víd. 139. Ongan hé singan and þus cwæþ: ' Ic wille mid gid-dum (in verse ) gecýþan . . . , ' Bt. 25 ; F. 88, 2. Ides geómrode giddum the lady chanted a dirge , B. 1118. II. of formal speech Gedd eologium , Wrt. Voc. ii. 70, 9. Gyd elogium, verbum , 143, 18. Geddi elogio , 107, 9. Gidde, 29, 20. Spǽce, gydde. An. Ox. 23, 15. Gydde, grétinge, 3182. Elogio, i. dicto ł gydde, 5, 27. Unhlísfullum bíwyrda gydde infami proverbiorum elogio , 5233. Gidde, Wrt. Voc. ii. 87, 41: 19, 17. Wes þú giedda wís, . . . worda hyrde be wise of speech, keep watch on your words , Fä. 41. 1. a maxim, sentence, proverb, wise speech Gydda proverbiorum , Wrt. Voc. ii. 87, 42. Gleáwe men sceolon gieddum wrixlan, Gn. Ex. 4. 2. of didactic speech Þú þé lǽr be þon, gumcyste ongit. Ic þis gid be þé áwræc I have told this tale for your instruction , B. 1723. 3. of eloquent, oratorical speech Oft ic wóðboran wordleána sum ágiefe æfter giedde, Rä. 78, 10. For eorlum án reordode gidda gearosnotor (cf. giddum gearusnotter, 586. Wordcræftes wís, 592) . . . wordes cræftig, El. 418. Sum bið wóðbora, giedda giffæst, Crä. 36. 4. of figurative speech Bi þon giedd áwræc Iób, . . . Hǽlend lofede . . . and hine fugel nemde, Cri. 633. 5. of prophecy Gydde uaticinium , An. Ox. 3708. [Heo biheold æuere ænne burinæsse, and hire ȝeddes (wordes, 2nd MS.) sæide ȝeomere stefne, Laym. 25853.] v. cwide-gid, fore-gid, fyrn-gid, geómor-gid, sóþ-gid, word-gid.
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