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Dele 'hrincg ansa . . . Lye' in ll. 4, 5, and add: I. a ring as ornament encircling a finger, an arm, a neck Bewrít ðá wyrte mid ánum gyldenan hringe, Lch. i. 112, 22. Dyde him of healse hring gyldenne, B. 2809. Ne gé ne sceolon beón rance mid hringgum geglengede, Ll. Th. ii. 358, 5. Gimbǽrum ringum gemmiferis (digitorum) anulis (comi ), An. Ox. 1192. Hringas an[nul]os, Wrt. Voc. ii. 6, 61. I a. a betrothal ring (lit. or fig.) :-- Ic hæbbe óðerne lufiend (Christ ) . . . hé his geleáfan hring mé lét tó wedde (cf. he haueð iweddet him to mi meiðhad mil te ring of rihte bileaue, Kath. 1508), Hml. S. 7, 30. II. a ring of a coat of mail. v. Hring-Dene Hringum hamis, circulis loricę, An. Ox. 50, 50. III. a ring employed as a means of attachment, suspension, compression, &c. Cf. hringe Mé habbað hringa gespong, slíðhearda sál, síðes ámyrred . . . fét synt gebundene, handa gehæfte, Gen. 377. Ic sceal þegne mínum hringum hæfted hýran georne, Rä. 5, 2: 87, 4. Wyrc feówer hringas (circulos ), and áhóh hié on ðá feówer hyrnan ðǽre earce; and hát wyrcean twégen stengas . . . and sting út ðurh ðá hringas, Past. 169, 20-24. IV. the border of a circular object, of land as bounded by the horizon :-- Siððan þú gestígest steápe dúne, hrincg ðæs heán landes, Gen. 2854. IV a. fig. the limit of a jurisdiction :-- Þonne þæt gecnáweð feónd, þætte gehwylc hæleða cynnes on his hringe bið fæste geféged, Wal. 40. V. an object having a circular form. Cf. hring-mere, -pytt, stede, -will Hri[ng] circulus (teres lunaris globi ), An. Ox. 8, 47. Se hring (a chalice or paten), Rä. 49, 8: 60, 1. V a. a circular fold, coil. Cf. hring-boga, -burne :-- In hringe in spira (chelydri ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 96, 14: 47, 40. Hringum spiris (anguis), 86, 25: An. Ox. 4944. V b. a wreath :-- Hringas serta (purpureis floribus contexta ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 84, 19. VI. a circular mark Þæs sinewealtan hringes teretes cycli (cycli has been taken as gen. sing., it is nom. pl. and describes the marks on a peacock's feathers, v. Ald. 142, 23), Wrt. Voc. ii. 89, 60. Hí ymb hine gemearcodon ánne hring (circulum) on þǽre eorðan and héton hé mid his fét þone hring ne oferstópe, Gr. D. 196, 27-197, 1: Lch. ii. 112, 1. VI a. a circular band of light or colour :-- Is ymb þone sweóran swylce sunnan hring beága beorhtast (cf. his (the Phenix's) sweóra is swylce smǽte gold, E. S. viii. 478, 57; and Ors. 5, 14; S. 248, 9 (in Dict. ). In this latter passage, however, the original seems to intend a halo with prismatic colouring), Ph. 305. VII. a group of persons standing in a circle Wuldorful apostolan hring gloriosus apostolorum chorus, Angl. ii. 357, 10. Fugla cynn þone hálgan hringe beteldað, Ph. 339. VIII. an enclosed circular space, sea or land enclosed by the horizon Wíde rád wolcnum under ofer holmes hrincg hof séleste, Gen. 1393. IX. a circular course or orbit Hringa hóhwerfinge orbes orbibus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 75, 6: 64, 21. Hringum orbibus, 63, 10. X. in reference to the revolution of time and its computation Ǽr sunne twelf mónða hringe útan ymbgán hæbbe priusquam sol bis senis voluminibus annilem circumvolverit orbem, Guth. Gr. 172, 28. [Bd. 4, 18; Sch. 437, 11: 5, 21; Sch. 680, 6 in Dict.] v. gedwol-hring (v. Bd. 5, 21; Sch. 680, 8), hóf-hring, mídl-hring, wíngeard-hring.
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