práfost
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
práfost
práfost, es; m. I. an officer Geréfa oððe práfost prepositus, Wrt. Voc. i. 72, 67. Valerianus Decies práfest ðæs cáseres Valerian, officer of the emperor Decius, Shrn. 117, 12. Valerianus se práuost, 117, 16. Pharaones þénas swungon ða ðe bewiston Israéla folces ... Ðá cómon Israéla folces práfostas (praepositi) the officers of the children of Israel (A. V.), Ex. 5, 14-15. II. an officer of a monastery; praepositus : v. Smith's Dict. of Christian Antiquities, 'praepositus the second in command under the abbot in a monastery, the prior claustralis ;' also ' that member of a chapter who takes charge of the administration of the capitular estates :' - Be mynstres práfaste. For oft hit getímaþ, ðæt swýðe hefigtýme ungeþwǽrnessa on mynstre áspringaþ þurh ðæs geendebyrdan prófostes misfadunge ... him þincþ, ðæt hé sý óðer abbod ... ðis gelimpþ swíðust on ðám stówum, ðǽr se prófost on gýmenne biþ geset fram ðám ylcan biscopum oððe abbodum, ðe ðone abbod ... on ðam weorðmente settan ... Him þineþ, ðæt hé ðam abbode ne þyrfe hýran ... Wé forðí foresceáwiaþ ... ðæt eal mynstres fadung on ðæs abbodes dóme and tǽcinge simle stande ... Gif ... hit ðam abbode rǽd þince, swá hwilcne swá se abbod geceóse mid geþeahte ðara bróðra ðe God ondrǽdaþ, sette ðæne him tó práuoste. Se sylfa práuost dó mid árweorðnesse eal ðæt him fram ðam abbode getǽht biþPRÚTLÍCE" title="Page b0778 - PRÁFOST-FOLGOÞ - PRÚTLÍCE">... forði swá miclan swá he furður on weorðmynte forlǽten biþ, swá miclan hé sceal geornlícor healdan regules beboda, R. Ben. pp. 124-125 : 46, 21. Ðá æteówde Benedictus on swefne hine sylfne ðam munece ðe hé tó ealdre genet hæfde ofer ðam mynstre, and his prófoste samod, Homl. Th. ii. 172, 15. Ðá he ðá monig geár biscophád þegnode and swylce eác ðysses mynstres gémyne dyde, and ðǽr práuast and ealdor-men gesette qui cum annis multis episcopatum administraret, et hujus quoque monasterii statutis propostis curam gereret, Bd. 3, 23; S. 555, 7. [Icel. prófastr : O. H. Ger. próbist praepositus, economus. From. Latin forms praepostus, propostus.] v. mynster-práfost.
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