æf-reda
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
æf-reda
an; m. Tow, oakum Naptarum heordena, æbreda, ácumba (for the original here glossed cf. An. Ox. 1649), Wrt. Voc. ii. 59, 58. Putamine of æfredan, ácumban, An. Ox. 3728. Stamine æfredan, putamine of hniglan, 7, 266. [In this word perhaps -reda is for earlier -rǽda, connected with ge-rǽdan, which is used of dressing the hair; in the same way Icel. greiða is used, and ull greiða = to card or comb wool, so that æf-reda might compare with ǽ-cambe.]
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