práfost
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práfost
II. AddOn Laurentius mæssan daegi Ælfsige ðǽm biscope in his getelde Aldred se prófast ðás feówer collectæ ǽr underne áwrát, Rtl. 185, 20-23. II a. a steward :-- Nonnosus wæs práfost (praepositus ) on þám mynstre þe geseted is in þám munte Soractis, Gr. D. 48, 24. Hé þæt wæter sealde heora þéne; heora þén wæs ðæs ilcan mynstres mæssepreóst. Ðá ondranc sé þæs wætres and sealde hit þǽm bréðer ðe him æt stód, ðæs mvnstres prófoste (this detail is not given in Bede's Life) . . . þá hí þá tíd hæfdon ymb tó spreconne, þá ondette heora ǽgðer óþrum hí nǽfre ǽr sélre wín ne druncon, Shrn. 64, 9-15. Áxode hé þone prófost hwæðer hé fisc hæfde. Hé tó andsware cwæð, hí ne mihton ne fisceras ne hé sylf gefón ǽnne sprot. Ðá cwæð se hálga wer, 'Wurp út nú þín net,' Hml. S. 31, 1268.
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