deór-ling
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.
deór-ling
diór-ling, dýr-ling, es; m. A dearling, DARLING, minion, favourite; unĭce dīlectus, dēlĭciæ Gif ðé lícode his dysig, swá wel swá his dysegum deórlingum dyde if his folly had pleased thee, as well as it did his foolish favourites, Bt. 27, 2; Fox 96, 23: Wanl. Catal. 127, 49, col. 2. Se godcunda ánweald gefriþode his diórlingas [deórlingas MS. Cot.] the divine power saved his darlings, Bt. 39, l0; Fox 228, 11. He his diórlingas duguþum stépte he decked his favourites with honours, Bt. Met. Fox 15, 15; Met. 15, 8. Iohannes se Godspellere, Cristes dýrling John the Evangelist, Christ's darling, Homl. Th. i. 58, 1: Menol. Fox 230; Men. 116.
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