ildra
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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ildra
adj. Add:I. of greater age Hé is wintrun yldra þonne ic me aetate praeibat, Gr. D. 218, 26. I a. of parents in contrast with children :-- Bearn, beó gé underðiódde eówrum ieldrun mágum filii, obedite parentibus vestris, Past. 189, 22. I b. where persons of the same name are distinguished by age, elder, senior :-- Rómáne besǽton þone ieldran Hannibalan inclusus ea obsidione senior Annibal, Ors. 4, 6; S. 170, 29. II. where difference of date is marked, earlier, former in contrast with present His mæsse bið geseted on ðǽm eldran mæssebócum, Shrn. 90, 34. II a. qualifying terms of relationship in direct ascent, grand-, great- [great . . .] grand- :-- Mín yldra fæder my grandfather, C. D. ii. 116, 16. Felix mín eldra (yldra, v. l.) fæder Felix atavus meus (cf. Felix wæs his (Gregory's ) fífta fæder, Hml. Th. ii. 118, 9), Gr. D. 286, 12. Sió gifu hiora fæder and heora eldran (eolldran, v. l.) fæder vel paterni vel aviti specimen ingenii, Bt. 10; F. 28, 32. Yldran fæder avitum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 96, 61. Þurh ildran fæderas per atavos, 65, 72. III. belonging to an earlier time Ne dyde hé swá eldran cynne, Ps. Th. 147, 9. IV. deno-ting position, rank, greater, superior, elder Ðá Apostolas and þá eldran (ældran, yldran, v. ll.) bróðor Apostoli et seniores fratres, Ll. Th. i. 56, 13.
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