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híwan

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
híwan, hígan; pl.
Wright's OE grammar
§401;
Members of a household, of a religious house, a family
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  • Heora híwan their household, Cd. 133; Th. 168,

      10; Gen. 2780, Hine ofslógon his híwan [cf. híréd
    ] the members of his household slew him, Chr. 757; Erl. 53, 8, Híwan

    members of a religious house,

      L. Alf. pol. 5; Th. i. 64, 14.
  • Denewulf bisceop and ða híwan in Wintanceastre

    bishop Denewulf and the brethren at Winchester,

      Chart. Th. 151, 5.
  • Hígen,

      Chart. Th. 47, 33: 70, 33: 461, 18, 33.
  • Ða híwan ðe on ðam mynstre wǽron

    qui erant in monasterio,

      Bd. 3, 11; S. 535, 18.
  • Hígo

    familia,

      Lk. Skt. Lind. 2, 4: 12, 42.
  • Hígo ða ðe gihaldaþ

    familia quæ abstinet,

      Rtl. 16, ll: 14, 30.
  • Hígu

    domestici,

      Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 10, 36.
  • Faderes hígna

    patris familias,

      Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 13, 27; Lk. Skt. Lind. 13, 25: Chart. Th. 460, 9.
  • Fæder hína,

      Mt. Kmbl Rush. 20, 1: 21, 33.
  • Gehwilcne ðe his hína wæs wǽpned cynnes

    every one that of his family was of the male sex,

      Cd. 107; Th. 142, 34; Gen. 2371.
  • Ða hrýmde heó tó hire híwun

    vocavit ad se homines domus suæ,

      Gen. 39, 14.
  • Mid hira híwun

    cum domibus suis,

      Ex. 1, 1.
  • Gá tó ðínum húse tó ðínum híwum

    vade in domum tuam ad tuos,

      Mk. Skt. 5, 19.
  • Búton Noe and his seofan híwon

    except Noah and the seven members of his family,

      Homl. Th. ii. 58, 34: i. 20, 34.
  • On middum hire ðinum

    in media eorum [the members of the monastery ],

      Bd. 4, 19; S. 588, 20: Chart. Th. 468, 19: L. Alf. pol. 2; Th. i. 62, 5.
  • Giléf higum ðínum

    concede famulis tuis,

      Rtl. 30, 17.
  • Út of earce híwan lǽd ðú

    lead thy family out of the ark,

      Cd. 73; Th. 90, 3; Gen. 1489.
  • Híwan [MS. A. munecas],

      Chr. 716; Erl. 45, 17.
  • Híwæ

    domesticos,

      Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 10, 25.
Etymology
[Ayenb. Chauc. Piers P. hewe a servant: Orm. hiwenn a family: cf. Goth. heiwa-frauja οἰκοδεσπότης: O. Sax. híwa a wife: Icel. hjú, hjún, hjón man and wife, family, household: O. H. Ger. híwo a married man; híwa a married woman.]
Derived forms
DER. gesam-, gesin-, in-, sam-, sin-híwan.
Linked entries
v.  hígan híne hí-réd híwen in-híwan.
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  • híwan, n.