ildu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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ildu
indecl. f. I. an age; ævum Nis ðæt tó geortrýwianne ðæt on úre yldo ðæt beón mihte ðæt forþgongendre yldo oft geworden getreówe spell secgaþ nec diffidendum est nostra etiam ætate fieri potuisse, quod ævo præcedente aliquoties factum fideles historiæ narrant, Bd. 4, 19; S. 587. 32 : 3, 27; S. 558, 31. II. age, time of life; ætas Óþ nigon and fíftig wintra mínre yldo usque ad annum ætatis meæ quinquagesimum nonum, 5, 24; S. 647, 32. On ðære ǽrestan yldo his lífes in prima ætate, 5, 13; S. 633. 32. Mid ðí ðe heó bicom tó giftelícre yldo when she arrived at a marriageable age, Th. Ap. 1, 10. Ða ðe nabbaþ náwþer ne ildo ne wísdóm quos vet imperfectio vel ætas prohibet, Past, 49. 3 ; Swt. 383, 21. III. age, old age; senectus Seó yldo and se ende ðæs heora lífes their old age and the end of their life, Blickl. Homl. 163. 5. Heora ylda gelíffæsted wæs, 18. Him æfter ðý yldo ne derede after that age should not harm him, Cd. 23; Th. 30, 24; Gen. 471. Nis ðǽr on ðam londe yldu ne yrmþu there is not in that land old age nor misery, Exon. 56 b ; Th. 201, 6 ; Ph. 52. On geóguþe ... on yldo, 88 a ; Th. 330, 32; Vy. 60. Geógoþ búton yldo, Blickl. Homl. 103, 35. Heó hire on ylda ðá wǽre she was in her old age, 163, 10. Nú gyt syndan manige manna swylce ðe hiom yldo gebídan ǽr tó genihte adhuc multiplicabuntur in senecta uberi, Ps. Th. 91, 13. Ða yldu wendan tó lífe to turn old age to life, Exon. 58 b ; Th. 210, 23; Ph. 190. Míne yldo beóþ ǽghwǽr genihtsum senectus mea in misericordia uberi, Ps. Th. 91, 9. [Orm. A. R. R. Glouc. Ayenb. Piers P. Chauc. Wick. elde age, old age, eld : Icel. öld an age. v. ild for other related words.] v. æfter-, ǽr-, frum-yldo; ældo, eldo, ild.
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