irfe
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Add:I. inherited property, property that passes to an heir Ierfe hereditas, Wrt. Voc. ii. 43, 47. Ðæt ierfe ðæt gé æfter hiégiað hereditas ad quam festinatur, Past. 331, 24. Üre worldcunde fædras wilniað ðæt wé hira irfes (ierfes, v. l.) wierðe sién, 255, 2, Yrfes lyre patrimonii iacturam, An. Ox. 3151. Gif. . . gesibbra ærfeweard forþ cymeð . . . ðanne ann ic ðǽm ofer mínne dæg alles mínes erfes tó brúcanne swá him liófust sió, Cht. Th. 483, 20. Ürum cildum wé tiochiað úrne eard and úrne éðel and úre ierfe eall ætsomne tó te forlǽtanne pueris tota simul patrímonia heredibus reservamus, Past. 391, 28. II. property Willa ic gesellan of ðém ærfe ðe mé God forget . . . LX ambra maltes . . . , C. D. i. 299, 15. Ðá ðe æfter óderra monna ierfe flítað and hié reáfigeað qui aliena rapere contendunt, Past. 177, 6. Sculon hié niédenga gadrian óðer ierfe on ðæs wriexle ðe hié ǽr for mildheortnesse sealdon violenter exquirunt, quae misericorditer largiuntur, 341, 18. Hé wolde his irfe (ierfe, v. l.) geteóðian (cf. cunctorum quae dederis mihi decimas offeram tibi, Gen. 28, 22), 101, 17. II a. on éce irfe in perpetuity :-- Mon ágefe ðæt lond innhígun on ǽce ærfe, C. D. i. 316, 17, 26. III. cattle, (live-) stock, v. ge-irfian. [The passages given in Dict. under yrfe may be taken here] Be yrfes ætfenge. Sé þe yrfe befó de illis qui pecus intertiant. Si quis pecus aliquod interciet, Ll. Th. i. 204, 9. Wæs þæt lond ierfælæás . . . And ic ðá sælf þæt ierfæ tó gestríndæ þæt ðǽr mon siððan bí wæs . . . Ðonnæ is þǽr nú irfæs nigon ealð hríðru . . . and fíftig wæþera terra omni pecunia caruit. Tune ego ipse peccuniam meam in ea reparare studui, unde interim pauperes vixerunt . . . Modo habetur ibi pecunia IX veteres boves . . . et L arietes, Cht. Th. 162, 27-163, 5. Ic sello . . . þás lond mid cwice erfe . . . Feó sió néste hond tó þém londe and tó þém erfe, 480, 29-481, 23. [v. N. E. D. erf.] v. in-i fe.
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