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galdor
gealdor, es; pl. nom. acc. galdor, galdru; gen. galdra; dat. galdrum; n. [galan to sing, enchant, q. v.] An incantation, divination, enchantment, a charm, magic, sorcery; incantātio, cantio, carmen, fascĭnātio Þurh heora galdor per incantātiōnes, Bd. 4, 27; S. 604, 9. Sing ðæt galdor sing the charm, Lchdm. iii. 38, 3. Galdre bewunden encircled by enchantment,
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galdor
Add:I. a song, poem. Cf. galan, (l a) Sié þæs gemyndig sé ðe lufige þisses galdres begang, þæt hé geóce mé fricle, Hpt. 33, 73, 14. 2. an incantation, a charm. Cf. galan, (1 b) Deóflices galdres necromantiae, i. demonum invocations , An. Ox. 1927 : 2021. Galdres pręstigię , 4700. <
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