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leód-fruma

  • noun [ masculine ]
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leód-fruma, an; m.
The first in time of a people, the founder of a people, a patriarch; the first in rank among a people, a prince, chieftain, king
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  • Him wæs án fæder leóf leódfruma

    one father had they, founder beloved,

      Cd. 161; Th. 200, 9; Exod. 354.
  • Leódfruma [

    St. Andrew], Andr. Kmbl. 3318; An. 1662: [Constantine ],

      Elen. Kmbl. 382; El. 191.
  • Mín leódfruma

    my lord,

      Exon. 115 a; Th. 442, 5; Kl. 8.
  • Sethes cynn, leófes leódfruman,

      Cd. 63; Th. 75, 26; Gen. 1246.
  • Of ðam leódfruman brád folc cumaþ

    from that patriarch [Isaac] shall come nations wide-spreading,

      106; Th. 140, 24; Gen. 2332.
  • Gif hí leódfruman lǽstan dorsten

    if they durst follow their chief,

      Bt. Met. Fox 1, 53; Met. 1, 27.
  • Cyning, leófne leódfruman, Exon. 60 b; Th. 222, 7; Ph. 345: [

    Hrothgar], Beo. Th. 4266; B. 2130: [St. Andrew ],

      Andr. Kmbl. 1977; An. 991.
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