eald-fæder
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
eald-fæder
an ancestor; in pl. fathers, forefathers Ealdfædera cnósle auita stirpe, An. Ox. 1600. Þú forðfærst tó þínum ealdfæderum tu ibis ad patres tuos. Gen. 15, 15. Swá hé behét heora ealdfæderum (patribus eorum ), Jos. 21, 41. [Hir aldfadir cal I Adam, Met. Hml. 122, 17. O. Sax. ald-fader (Abraham); O.H. Ger. alt-fater (Adam); in pl. the patriarchs.]
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