morgen-gifu
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morgen-gifu
Add: — Ic gean into Ǽlíg . . þára þreó landa þe wit búta geheótan Gode, is æt rettendúne þe wes mín morgangifu . . . , C. D. iii. 274, 16. Gewát Eádríc ær Ælféh cwideleás, and Ælféh féng tó his lǽne. Ðá hæfde Eádríc láfe and nán bearn. Þá geúþe Ælféh hire hire morgengife (concessit Ælfegus illi viduæ donum dotis suæ tantum quad ei dederat Eadricus, quando eam primum accepit uxorem), Cht. E. 212, 19. (The Latin version is of much later date than the English.) Nabbe gé (the suitors for the speaker's daughter) ná gódne tíman áredodne . . . ac . . . áwrítað eówre naman on gewrite and hire morgengife, þonne ásænde ic þá gewrita mínre dohtor heó sylf geceóse hwilcne eówer heó wille, Ap. Th. 20, 7 [v. N. E. D. moryeve.]
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