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hyldu

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
hyldu, e; hyldo; indecl. f. Kindness, favour, affection, friendship, grace, fidelity, loyalty [v. hold.]
Wright's OE grammar
§43; §112; §383; §563;
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  • Ys mé heortan gehygd hyldu Drihtnes

    Deus cordis mei,

      Ps. Th. 72, 21.
  • His hyldo is unc betere tó gewinnanne ðonne his wiðermédo

    his favour is better for us to gain than his hostility,

      Cd. 30; Th. 41, 20; Gen. 659.
  • Ðé wæs leófra his sibb and hyldo ðonne ðín sylfes bearn his [God's] peace and grace were dearer to thee than thine own child, 141; Th. 176, 33; Gen. 292l. Unc is his hyldo þearf

    we need his favour,

      32; Th. 41, 30; Gen. 664: Judth. 9; Thw. 21, 3; Jud. 4.
  • Hyldo tó wedde

    as a pledge of favour,

      Beo. Th. 5989; B. 2998.
  • For ealdre hyldo

    from old friendship;

    amicitia vetus,
      Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 130, 28.
  • Eallum monnum nánuht swá gód ne þuhte swá hié tó his hyldo becóme

    to all men nothing seemed so good as to obtain his favour,

      5, 15; Swt. 250, 18.
  • Ácwæþ hine fram his hyldo,

      Cd. 16; Th. 20, 6; Gen. 304.
  • Hyldo

    affectum,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 1, 12.
  • Swá ic áge Pharaones helde

    so may I possess the favour of Pharaoh;

    per salutem
      Pharaonis, Gen. 42, 15.
  • Wé hraðe begytan hyldo ðíne

    cito anticipet nos misericordia tua,

      Ps. Th. 78, 8.
  • Wutun úrum Hǽlende hyldo gebeódan

    jubilemus Deo salutari nostro,

      94, 1.
  • Ic hyldo sóhte

    I sought grace,

      118, 123.
  • Englas ðe ǽr godes hyldo gelǽston

    angels who were loyal to God,

      Cd. 17; Th. 21, 9; Gen. 321: Ps. Th. 55, 10: 84, 8.
Etymology
[O. Sax. huldi grace, favour, devotion: O. Frs. helde, hulde: Icel. hylli favour, grace: O. H. Ger. huldi gratia, favor, devotio, fides: Ger. huld.]
Derived forms
DER. hláford-, un-hyldu; and see helde, hyld.
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