hird-ness
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hird-ness
Add:I. watchful care, taking charge, taking care that a thing be not damaged þám mynstre fore wæs mid geornlicre heordnysse monasterio solerti custodia praefuit, Gr. D. 52, 15. On hú mycelre Godes heordnysse (custodia) beóð þá þe cunnon hí sylfe forseón on þysum lífe, 39, 30. Þá þá hé nam þá hyrdnysse (hiordnisse, v. l.) þæs regollican lifes in þám mynstre cum in monasterio regularis vitae custodiam teneret, 104, 2. II. a watch, guard to prevent evil Ic gesette mínum múþe heordnesse posui ori meo custodiam R. Ben. 21, 11. III. a watch, period during which watch is kept: -þúsendHÍRD-PREOST — HIRSTE" title="Page d0544 - 544 HÍRD-PREOST — HIRSTE">geára ... swá swá heordnes (custodia) on nihte, Ps. Rdr. 89, 4. Fram heordnesse dægredlicre oð on niht a custodia matutina usque ad noctem, 129, 6. IV. a place for keeping things in Hig gesetton þá burh on æpplena hyrdnesse posuerunt Hierusalem in pomorum custodiam, Ps. L. 78, 1. Cf. heord-rǽden.
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