eald-wita
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eald-wita
Substitute: An elder, senior, principal person. v. wita, III. Presbiter is mæssepreóst oððe ealdwita; ná ðæt ǽlc eald sý presbiter is priest or senior; not that each is old in years, Ll. Th. ii. 348, 20. Mé sǽde sum árwyrðe mæssepreóst, þæt him sǽde sum ealdwita, hé wǽre gefullad fram Paulino narravit mihi presbyter quidam retulisse sibi quendam seniorem, baptizatum se fuisse a Paulino, Bd. 2, 16; Sch. 178, 19. Manige úre ealdwitan wǽron clǽnsiende eáge heora módes multi nostrorum mentis oculum mundantes, Gr. D. 272, 1.
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