gyden
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.
gyden
e; f: gydene, an; f. A goddess; dea Iuno wæs swíðe heálíc gyden Juno was a very lofty goddess, Salm. Kmbl. 121, 32. Sceolde bión gydene was said to be a goddess, Bt. 38, 1; Fox 194, 19: Bt. Met. Fox 26, 105; Met. 26, 53. Óþ he gemétte ða graman gydena until he met the fierce goddesses, 35, 6; Fox 168, 24. Seó hæfde geháten heora gydenne Dianan ðæt heó wolde hiere líf on fǽmnháde alibban she had promised their goddess Diana that she would live her life in virginity; virgo vestalis, Ors. 3, 6; Swt. 108, 17. [Cf. Icel. guðja: O. H. Ger. gutin, gutenna: Ger. göttin.]
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