ildest
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ildest
Add:I. eldest Seó mǽgð ásprang of Nóes eltstan suna, Hml. Th. i. 24, 7. II. chief. 1. as adjective Yldest burhwara proceres vel primores vel primarii, Wrt. Voc. i. 18, 40. Ðæt ieldesðe setl on gemétengum hí sécað, Past. 27, 8. Þá yldestan cáseras Aggusti, Wrt. Voc. ii. 8, 18. 2. as substantive, a chief person Sé ðe eówer yltst sý. Mt. 23, II. Clypa tó þé þá yltstan of Israhéla folce, Ex. 17, 5. v. heáh-ildest.
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