dryhten
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
dryhten
drihten; gen. dryhtnes, dryhtenes; m. I. a ruler, lord, prince;dŏmĭnus, princeps Geáta dryhten the Goths' lord, Beo. Th. 2973; B. 1484. Eorla dryhten lord of earls, Beo. Th. 4666; B. 2338. Dryhten Higelác lord Higelac, Beo. Th. 4005; B. 2000. In gemynd his dryhtnes naman brohte it brought his lord's name into his mind, Exon. 114 b; Th. 440, 25; Rä. 60, 8. II. the supreme ruler, the Lord; chiefly used for God and Christ; Dŏmĭnus Him Dryhten sylf, heofona heáhcyning, hlyt getǽhte the Lord himself, high king of heaven, assigned a lot to them, Andr. Kmbl. 10; An. 5. Dryhtna Dryhten the Lord of lords, Andr. Kmbl. 1747; An. 876. Dryhten God the Lord God, Exon. 96 a; Th. 358, 33; Pa. 55. Dryhten Crist the Lord Christ, Exon. 41 a; Th. 137, 25; Gú. 564. Ðe in Dryhtnes noman cwóme who camest in the Lord's name, Exon. 13 b; Th. 26, 5; Cri. 413. We fór Dryhtene iu dreámas hefdon we formerly had joys before the Lord, Cd. 214; Th. 267, 26; Sat. 44. [Laym, drihten : Orm. drihtin : O. Sax. drohtin : O. Frs. drochten Lord, only used for God and Christ : O. H. Ger. truhtín dŏmĭnus : Icel. dróttinn princeps.] DER. freádryhten, freó-, gum-, hleó-, man-, sige-, weoruld-, wine-.
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