oretta
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
oretta
an; m. One who strives, a combatant, warrior, champion Wearp ðá wunden mǽl yrre oretta (Beowulf), Beo. Th. 3068 ; B. 1532 : 5070; B. 2538. David, eádig oretta. Andr. Kmbl. 1757; An. 881. Beorn beaduwe heard . . . ánrǽd oretta . . . Cristes cempa (St. Andrew), 1965 ; An. 985. þegnas lǽrde eádig oreta (St. Andrew), eorlas trymede, 925 ; An. 463. Eádig oretta andwîges heard (Guthlac), Exon. Th. 112, 21; Gú. 147. Swá sceal oretta compian, 122, 33; Gú. 315. Godes orettan swencan, 136, 15 ; Gú. 541.
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