CǼG
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
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 keys of some books, Salm. Kmbl. 370; Sal. 184. Ðé ic sylle heofona ríces cǽgia tibi dabo claves regni cælorum, Mt. Bos. 16, 19. Gástes cǽgum [MS. cǽgon] with the keys of the spirit, Cd. 169; Th. 211, 11; Exod. 524. Cǽgan, Exon. 112a; Th. 429, 29; Rä. 43, 12. [Chauc. key: Wyc. keie, keye: R. Glouc. keyen, pl: Frs. cay, cayce a small key: O. Frs. kei, kai, m: Wel. can to shut, inclose.] DER. lioðu-cǽge, searo-cǽg.
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