GÁD
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Interjection
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
GÁD
gǽd, es; n ? A lack, want, desire; defectus, pēnūria, desīdĕrium, appĕtītus Ðæt ðám géngum þrým gád ne wǽre wiste ne wǽde that there should be no lack of food or clothing to the three youths, Cd. 176; Th. 222, 10; Dan. 102 : Elen. Kmbl. 1981; El. 992. Ne biþ ðé ǽnigra gád wilna there shall not be to thee a lack of any pleasures, Beo. Th. 1903; B. 949. Ne wæs me in healle gád there was not a want to me in the hall, Exon. 94 a; Th. 353, 20; Reim. 15. Ne wyrþ inc wilna gǽd there shall not be to you two a lack of pleasures, Cd. 13; Th. 15, 21; Gen. 236. Nis him wilna gád, ne meara, ne máþma, gif he ðín beneah there is not to him a desire for pleasures, nor horses, nor treasures, if he lacks thee, Exon. 123 b; Th. 475, 6; Bo. 43. [O. Sax. gédea, f. a want, in meti-gédea lack of food : Goth. gaidw, n. a want.]
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