gifu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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gifu
Take here geafu in Dict. , and add: acc. gife, gifu : gife, an (?); f. A gift Gifu donum, datum vel donatum , Wrt. Voc. i. 28, 57. Twifealdre gife bino munere, ii. 126, 26. Beneficium freme, i. donum gife, 125, 29. I. a giving, bestowal Dativus is forgyfendlic : mid ðám casu byð geswutelod ǽlces ðinges gifu, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 22, 17. Gefe ðoncungo gidóe wé gratias agimus, Rtl. 36, 33. I a. a giving by the Deity :-- Hé hié onlýhte mid his þæs Hálgan Gástes gife, Bl. H. 145, 7. Gefe gefes donatione gratie, Rtl. 52, 10. I b. as a legal term, gift, transfer of property :-- Hláfordes gifu þe hé on riht áge tó gifanne, Ll. Th. i. 292, 16. Riht gifu, 422, l : ii. 302, 7. I c. a giving in marriage, a wedding, v. gift ; III. 2. II. habitual giving, munificence, liberality. Cf. gifan ; III b Hwæt wille wé cweþan be þínum twám sunum, þá sint ealdormenn and gebeahteras ; on þám is swiotol sió gifu and ealla þá duguða heora fæder and heora eldran fæder, swá swá geonge men magon gelícoste beón ealdum monnun quid dicam liberos consulares, quorum jam, ut in id aetatis pueris, vel paterni, vel aviti specimen elucet ingenii? , Bt. 10 ; F. 28, 32. Gyfe munificentia, i. liberalitas , An. Ox. 2293. Duguþgyfe, gife, cystinysse munificentiam, liberalitatem , 1183. III. what is given, a gift. 1. the giver a person, a. a present Gifu zenia , Wrt. Voc. i. 21, 53. Hig worhton him áne anlícnesse . . . and þáron þus áwriton : ' Ðás gifu sealde seó ceasterwaru Apollonio, ' Ap. Th. 10, 14. is heora bíwist. . .. Gyfe, lác munuscula (fructuum ), An. Ox. 4503. Se pápa sende him micla gifa, Chr. 885 ; P. 80, 7. Hí geáfon him myccla geofa, 1075 ; P. 209, 30. b. a gift to a divinity, an offering, a sacrifice Sé þe áð sellaþ in þǽre geofu (gefo, L. , offrunge, W. S. , dono ). . . . Hwæþer máre is geofu (gefe, L.) oþþe wíbed te hálgaþ ðá geofu ( gefe, L.)?, Mt. R. 23, 18, 19. Corban is on úre geðeóde gyfu (geafa, L., gefe, R.), Mk. 7, II. Críste mon bróhte gold tó gefe, Shrn. 48, 19. Mildheortnisse ic willo and nis geafo (sacrificium), Mt. L. 9, 13. te saldon geafa (offrunge, W. S.) ut darent hostiam , Lk. L. 2, 24. Geafa oblationem , Rtl. 12, 15. Hálige gife donaria sancta, i. sacrificia , Wrt. Voc. ii. 141, 79. THORN;ancwurþe gife grata libamina, i. hostia (oblaturus ), An. Ox. 367. Gebróhton hint geafa (lác, R., W. S., munera), Mt. L. 2, ii. (bb) o gift to a temple :-- Templ geglenged mid gódum gifum (geafum, L., geofum, R. , donis ), Lk. 21, 5. c. a gift to a woman at marriage, a dowry (For an instance of such a gift see Cht. Th. 312) Dos, dotalis, i. wed, gifu vel fædrenfeoh, Wrt. Voc. ii. 141, 80. Gife dote , 71. Brýdlicere gyfe nuptiali dote , An. Ox. 4552. d. what is given to obtain favour or to avoid injury, in a bad sense, a bribe Gefe tóbrét donum (hominis) dilatat (viam ejus ) Kent. Gl. 647. Manega giofa (zelus viri non suscipiet pro redemption) dona, plurima , 175. 2. the giver a superhuman power, a. a material or non-material good regarded as granted by a higher power Wé wǽron átende grimlíce ǽr wé mihton þás gerína áspyrian, ac ús cóm hrædlíce fultum, wé gelýfað of heofenum, swá hit rǽd ys, ǽlc æðele gife nyðer ástíhð fram þám fæder ealra leóhta, Angl. viii. 313, 2. Ðá mettas ðe God gesceóp tó etanne monnum ðǽm ðe Gode ðonciað mid goodum weorcum his giefa (gifa, v. l. ), Past. 319, 3: 331, 8. Úre Drihten is gemyndig ealra þára gifena þe hé ús tó lǽteþ, Bl. H. 51, 24. Geofena, 103, 26. Hwæt hæfst ðú æt þám gifum þe ðú cwist seó wyrd eów gife, Bt. 13; F. 38, 4. ¶ the giver a personification :-- Þú miht þæs habban þanc þú mínra (Wisdom's ) gifa wel brúce . . . Hæbbe ic þé benumen þínra gifena þára þe þé from mé cómon?, Bt. 7, 3 ; F. 20, 12-15. b. a spiritual benefit Þes dæg is geweorþod mid manegum godcundum geofum, næs þǽra gifena lǽs þonne Drihtnes ǽrist, and eác þonne seó gifu þæs Hálgan Gástes, Bl. H. 133, 2-4. Þurh gife ðæs Hálgan Gástes. Ðeós geofu þurh Drihtnes miht on heora heortan álegd wes, 137, 3. iss Gif þú wistest Godes gyfe (geafa, L., donum ) . . . þú bǽde hine hé sealde þé lífes wæter, Jn. 4, 10. Ealra þára gifa be hé middangearde forgeaf þurh his tócyme, Bl. H. 31, 29. c. a power or quality miracu-lously bestowed, a Christian virtue emanating from the Holy Ghost Wæs sum bróðor þám godcundlíce forgifen wæs seó gyfu tó singanne. Bd. 4, 24 ; Sch. 480, 19. Gyfe munus (virginale ), An. Ox. 4210. On béc gástlicra sylena ł gyfa in catalogo charismatum , 342. Gifena, Wrt. Voc. ii. 80, 67. Wítgan . . . mid Háliges Gástes geofum gehálgode, Bl. H. 161, 14. . . . Gifum, 165, 21. d. a natural ability or faculty Ǽlc cræft hæfþ his sundorgife, and þá gife hé forgifþ ǽlcum ðára ðe hine lufað, Bt. 27, 2 ; F. 96, 31. Ðá men habbaþ eall wé ǽr ymbe sprǽc-on, and eác tó eácan ðǽm micle gife gesceádwísnesse, 41, 5; F. 252, 29. IV. grace, favour Oest, gifu gratia , Wrt. Voc. ii. 40, 5. Gefo carissi , 70, 37. 1. grace, benevolent regard of the Deity Hú mihte ǽfre englum mára gefeá and geofu and blis geweorþan?, Bl. H. 123, 14. Mið Godes geafa Deo donante , Jn. p. 187, 13. Þú gemétst gife (gyfe, v. l. gratiam ) myd Gode, Lk. l, 30: Bl. H. 7, 18. Þurh Godes gife, 121, 10. Him ealle þá tóweardan þing þurh Godes gifu wǽron gecýdde, Guth. 44, 25. 2. an exceptional favour, privilege, prerogative Synderlic gifa pręrogatiua , An. Ox. 2572. 3. in a theological sense, a. grace in contrast with law Ǽ wæs geseald þurh Móysen, and gyfu (gefo, L., geofo. R., gratia ) is geworden þurh Hǽlend Críst, Jn. l, 17. Wé under gyfe gesette nos sub gratia positi , An. Ox. 40, 9. On níwre geleáfan gyfe wé gangaþ in noua fidei gratia ambu-lamus , 25. b. grace, the divine influence which operates in men to sanctify and to inspire with virtuous impulses him wǽre from Dryhtne sylfum heofonlic gyfo (gifu, geofu, gyfu, v. ll.) forgyfen caelestem ei a Domino concessam esse gratiam , Bd. 4, 24; Sch. 485, 12. Seó geofu wæs bróht for þǽre synne þæs ǽrestan wífes. . . . Heó wæs mid gife ge-fylled, and seú synn wæs ádílegod, Bl. H. 5, 4, Wæs his heorte innan þurh Godes gifu onbryrdod, þæt hé wéstenes gewilnode, Guth. 18, 24. (b b) the divine grace considered as a permanent force :-- cild weóx and Godes gyfu (geafa, L., gefe, R.) wæs on him puer crescebat et gratia Dei erat in eo . Lk. 2, 40. Ðú cart Drihtnes gife full, Bl. H. 141, 3. Hál wes ðú mid gyfe gefylled, Lk. I. 28. Mid godcundre gyfe gemǽred, Bd. 4, 24; Sch. 481, l. 4. favor, clemency, remission of a penalty Beó hé his inganges scyldig, and þǽr ne beó nán gyfu, Cht. Th. 606, 22. ¶ gifum, tó gifes gratis :-- Gifum gratis . Ps. Rdr. 34, 8. Tó gifes gratis , An. Ox. 3069. v. ælmes-gifu, duguþ-gifu, eard-gifu (?), gást-gifu, un-gifu, weorold-gifu.
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