ildu
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ildu
Add:I. an age, one of the six ages of the world Yldo evo (primo, ) Wrt. Voc. ii. 94, 80. Þes middangeard néde on ðás eldo endian sceal þe nú andweard is; for þon fífe þára syndon ágangen on þisse eldo, Bl. H. 117, 35. II. age, time of life Hát baðo ǽlcere yldo and háde gescrǽpe (omni aetati et senui accommodos ), Bd. l, 1; Sch. 9, II a. of a thing :-- Onn III. old age Hí (Adam and Eve ) ne mihton forealdian, ne deáde beón . . . Ðá underðeóddon hí selfe . . . tó eldo and tó deáðe, Shrn. 66, 20. III a. III. Yeldo grues (l. caries; the line glossed is: Quae quassat caries, et frangit fessa vetustas, Ald. 153, 28), Wrt. Voc. ii. 91, 22. Eldo cnues (l. caries, and cf. caries, putredo lignorum vel ferri sindor vel vetustas, 129, 10), 19, 35. v. cild-ildu, for-ildu, or-ildu.
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