hand-preóst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hand-preóst
a priest at a person's hand (using the phrase as in ' they were first at the kyngis hond', 1 Chron. xviii. 17 (Wicklif), where the A. V. has 'chief about the king') Þrengde hé his handpreóstas and eác sume of his túnpreóstan hí scoldan helpan þan feáwan munecan precepit capellanis clericis suis, ut essent cum monachis, Chr. 870; P. 284, 1. Cf. hand-þegn, hand-gesella.
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