leóf
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leóf
as a form of address. Add:I. to one person 'Hæfst þú ǽnig gedeorf?' 'Geá, leóf, ic hæbbe,' Coll. M. 20, 11. 7. Ealra manna hláford . . . wé biddað þínne cynescipe . . . hí under ðé, leóf, on yfele þurhwunedon, Hml. S. 23, 284. Leóf, ic ðé cýðe hú hit wæs ymb ðæt lond, C. D. ii. 133,3. Leóf, Æðelwold Ealdarman cýð his leófan cynehláforde hú ic wille ymbe ðá landáre, v. 333, 3. II. to more than one person Wulfstán arceb grét Cnut cyning his hláford and Ælfgife þá hlǽfdian ; and ic cýþe inc. leóf. . . , Cht. E. 232, 15. Ðá cwæð hé tó heom eallum; 'La leóf, ic bidde eów', Hml. S. 23, 580, 720. v. leóf; I. 1a.
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