ild
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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ild
e ; f. I. an age, period of time; ævum, sæculum Yld ævum, Ælfc. Gl. 94; Som. 75, 118; Wrt. Voc. 52, 68. Hér wæs seó forme yld ðissere worulde and seó óðer yld wæs óþ Abrahames tíman ... Seó þridde yld wæs ðá wuniende óþ David at this time was the first age of this world, and the second age was till Abraham's time ... The third age was lasting then till David, Ælfc. T. Grn. 4, 5, 34. Hé com on ðære syxtan ylde, Blickl. Homl. 71, 26. Se eahtoþa dæg getácnode ða eahtoþan ylde ðyssere worulde, Homl. Th. i. 98, 8. Be ðám syx yldum, Bd. 5, 24; S. 648, 15. II. age, time of life, years; ætas Eadig is heora yld seó ðe ðá gyt ne mihte Crist andettan and móste for Criste þrowian blessed is their [the children of Bethlehem] age, which as yet could not confess Christ, and might suffer for Christ, Homl. Th. i. 84, 3. Ealle wé cumaþ tó ánre ylde on ðam gemǽnelícum ǽriste ðeáh ðe wé nú on myslícere ylde of ðyssere worulde gewíton we shall all come at one age at the general resurrection, though now we depart from this world at different ages, 23-5. Deóplícor mid ús ðú smeágast ðonne yld úre anfón mǽge profundius nobiscum disputas quam ætas nostra capere possit, Th. An. 33, 11. Hé wæs ðá sixhund geára on ylde he was six hundred years of age, Gen. 7, 6. Ðá was ágán his ielde xxiii wintra he was then twenty-three years of age, Chr. prm ; Erl. 4, 19. Hé leng ne leofaþ ðonn on midre ilde he will not live beyond middle age, Lchdm. iii. 162, 21. Ǽrðæmðe hé self wǽre fulfremedre ielde nisi perfecta ætate, Past. 49, 5 ; Swt. 335, 19. Hundehtatig ylda octoginta anni, Ps. Th. 89, 11. III. mature or old age, eld ; senectus, vetustas Yld senectus, Ælfc. Gr. 9 ; Som. 12, 28. Seó nóntídbiþ úre yld forðan ðe on nóntíde ásíhþ seó sunne and ðæs ealdigendan mannes mægen biþ wanigende the ninth hour is our old age, for at the ninth hour the sun sinks, and the force of the man that grows old is diminishing, Homl. Th. ii. 76, 20. Geswenced yld wearied age, Dóm. L. 16, 255. Ðonne mé ylde tíd on gesíge in tempore senectutis, Ps. Th. 70, 8. On hyre ylde ácende sunu peperit filium in senectute sua, Gen. 21, 2. Cild ðæt ðe heó Abrahame on his ylde ácende filium quem peperit ei [Abraham] jam seni, 7 : Beo. Th. 43; B. 22. Sume beóþ gelǽdde on cildháde tó rihtum lífe, sume on cnihtháde, sume on geþungenum wæstme, sume on ylde, sume on forwerodre ealdnysse, Homl. Th. ii. 76, 26. Ðǽr is geógoþ búton ylde there is youth without age, Blickl. Homl.65, 17: Exon. 32 a; Th. 101, 6; Cri. 1654. Gód sceal wyð yfele geógoþ sceal wið ylde sacan, Menol. Fox 562 ; Gn. C. 50. Nǽron eówre gescí mid ylde fornumene nec calceamenta pedum vestrorum vetustate consumpta sunt, Deut. 29, 5. Gesceádlíce tósceádan ylde and geóguþe to distinguish discreetly between age and youth, L. de Cf. 4 ; Th, ii. 262, 5. IV. age, old people, chief people [v. eald] Seó yld hí gebæd and seó iúguþ wrát age prayed and youth wrote, Homl. Th. ii. 506, 21. Ðǽr wærþ Eást-Engla folces seó yld ofslagen there the principal men of the East Angles were slain, Chr, 1004; Erl. 139, 33. [Goth. alds, alþs an age, generation : O. Sax. O. L. Ger. eldi [old] age; antiquitas, senectus : O.Frs. elde: Icel, elli old age : O. H. Ger. alti, elti ætas, ævum, senium, senectus, vetustas.] v. eld, æfter-yld; ildu.
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