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ides

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
ides, e; f. A woman [it is a word little used except in poetry, and it is supposed by Grimm to have been applied, in the earliest times, like the Greek νύμφη, to superhuman beings, occupying a position between goddesses and mere women, v. D. M. 372]
Wright's OE grammar
§221; §390;
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  • Ides

    virgo,

      Kent. Gl. 1196.
  • Freólecu mæg ides ǽw scmód [

    Eve

    ], Cd. 42; Th. 55, 18; Gen. 896.
  • Freólecu mæg ides eaforan fédde [

    Cain's wife

    ], 50 ; Th. 64, 22; Gen.1054.
  • Wlitebeorht ides [

    Sarah

    ], 82; Th. 103, 34; Gen. 1728.
  • Monig bláchleór ides [

    the women of Sodom and Gomorrah

    ], 92; Th. 118, 24; Gen. 1970.
  • Freólecu mæg ides egyptisc [

    Hagar

    ], 101; Th. 134, 19; Gen. 2227.
  • Ides ælfscínu [

    Judith

    ]. Judth. 9; Thw. 21, 11; Jud. 14.
  • Ides Helminga beághroden cwén [

    Wealtheow, Hrothgar's queen

    ], Beo. Th. 1245 ; B. 620.
  • Ides Scyldinga,

      2341; B. 1168.
  • Idese onlícnes

    a woman's form,

    2706 ;
      B. 1351.
  • Him brýda twá idesa eaforan féddon [

    Lamech's wives

    ], Cd. 52; Th. 65, 34; Gen. 1076.
  • Weras and idesa,

      Exon. 50 b; Th. 176, 7; Gú. 1205.
  • Eorlas and hira idesa mid,

      Andr. Kmbl. 3275 ; An. 1640.
  • A weak form occurs in Hpt. Gl. 456, 76

    Tó, on ydesan in juvenculam.

Etymology
[O. Sax. idis : O. H. Ger. itis matrona; itis-líh matronalis, Grff. i. 159. Grimm D. M. 373 takes the Icel. dis to be the same word, and compares the phrase from the Edda dis skjöldunga with the similar phrase given above from Beowulf.]
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  • ides, n.