hand-gift
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hand-gift
Add: — Næs þǽr gefremed firen æt giftum, ac þǽr Hálig Gást handgift sealde. [The passage seems based on Mt. i. 20: Noli timere accipere Mariam conjugem tuam; quod enim in ea natum est, de Spiritu Sancto est. The Holy Ghost, as it were in the place of husband, makes the gift (q. v.) which is required before marriage can take place.] Cf. hand-leán.
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