mǽg-burh
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mǽg-burh
gen. -barge; f. Kindred, family, relatives, tribe Mǽg-burg cognatio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 15, 70. Weóx under wolcnum mǽgburh Semes, Cd. 82; Th. 102, 20; Gen. 1703 : 100; Th. 132, 14; Gen. 2193 : 81; Th. 102, 4; Gen. 1695. Ne weorþeþ sió mǽgburg gemicledu eaforan mínum, Exon. 105 b; Th. 401, 31; Rä. 21, 20. Heó ongan his mǽgburge men geícean sunum and dóhtrum, Cd. 56; Th. 69, 7; Gen. 1132 : 101; Th. 134, 5; Gen. 2220 : Beo. Th. 5766; B. 2887. Hé hit ne móste sellan of his mǽgburge he might not sell it (bócland) out of the family, L. Alf. pol. 41; Th. i. 88, 18. Wes mǽgburge mínre árfæst be kind to my kindred, Cd. 136; Th. 171, 8; Gen. 2825 : Exon. 88 a; Th. 331, 3; Vy. 62. Gielden siððan his mǽgas ðone wer gif hé mǽgburg (-borh, MS. B.: -burh, MS. H.) hæbbe freó let his kinsmen afterwards pay the wergild, if he have free kindred, L. In. 74; Th. i. 148, 19. Mǽgburge míne my children, Exon. 104 b; Th. 397, 15; Rä. 16, 20. Iécte mǽgburg síne, Cd. 55; Th. 68, 27; Gen. 1123. Mǽgburh, 52; Th. 65, 14; Gen. 1066. Cúðe ǽghwilc mǽgburga riht each one knew the rights of the tribes, 161; Th. 200, 5; Exod. 352. Ða ðe mǽgburge mǽst gefrunon frumcyn feora fæderæþelo gehwæs those who were best informed as to families, as to the origin of men, and the ancestry of each, Th. 200, 21; Exod. 360.
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