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CǼG
gen. cǽge; pl. nom. acc. cǽga, cǽgia; f; cǽge, an; f. A KEY ; clavis Stæfcræft is seó cǽg ðe ðæra bóca andgýtt unlýcþ grammar is the key that unlocketh the sense of books, Ælfc. Gr. pref; Som. I. 23: 9, 28; Som. 11, 54: Past. 15, 2; Hat. MS. 19a, 17. Ge ætbrudon ðæs ingehýdes cǽge tulisti clavem scientiæ, Lk. Bos. II, 52. Saturnus sumra hæfde bóca cǽga Saturn had the
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cǽg
For cǽge; f. l. cǽga; m. , and add Cǽg clavis, Wrt. Voc. i. 81, 18. 1. lit. Se preóst nolde undón þá duru mid cǽge, Hml. S. 3, 484.Þæs wífes cǽglocan . . . Þǽra cǽgean (cǽgan, v. l. ) heó sceal weardian, is hire héddernes cǽge and hyre cyste cǽge and hire tǽgan, Ll. Th. i. 418, 20. 2. fig. <
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cæg
Dele 'For eage; f. l. ' and add Seó cǽge, Verc. Först. 128, 20. v. helle-cǽge.
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