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irþling

  • noun [ masculine ]
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irþling, es ; m.
a husbandman, farmer, ploughman
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  • Yrþlingc

    arator,

      Wrt. Voc. 73. 34: Ælfc. Gr. 41; Som. 44, 8.
  • Noe ðá yrþling began tó wircenne ðæt land

    coepitque Noe vir agricola exercere terram,

      Gen. 9, 20.
  • Móna se twentigoþa cild ácenned yrplincg

    a child born on the twentieth day of the moon will be a husbandman,

      Lchdm. iii. 194, 6.
  • Hwæt sægest ðú Yrþlingc

    quid dicis tu, Arator?

      Coll. Monast. Th. 19, 11.
  • Hwilce ðé geþuht betwux woroldcræftas heoldan ealdordóm? Eorþtilþ forðam se yrþling ús ealle fétt

    qualis tibi videtur inter seculares artes retinere primatum? Agricultura, quia arator nos omnes pascit,

      30, 23-8.
  • Sume synt yrþlincgas sume scéphyrdas sume oxanhyrdas alii sunt aratores, alii opiliones, quidam bubulci, 19, 3.

    Laboratores

    sind yrþlingas and ǽhtemen, tó ðam ánum betǽhte, ðe hig ús bigleofan tiliaþ,
      Ælfc. T. Grn. 20, 19.
the name of a bird, a cuckoo [?]
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  • Irþling cucuzata, Wrt. Voc. 281, 14 :

    birbicariolus,

      281, 22.
  • Ærþling

    tanticus,

      29, 63.
  • Geác cuculus, eorþling

    birbicaliolus,

      63, 3-4.
  • Yrþling berbigarulus vel

    tanticus,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 12, 60.
  • Erdling

    bitorius,

      102, 1.
  • Erþling

    enistrius,

      143, 57.
  • In connection with the cuckoo it may be noticed that

    cucusare

    is given in DuCange as the verb properly used of the note of the cuckoo ; and see
      Grmm. D. M. 640, sqq. on the cuckoo as associated with a particular season of the year. However, in Wrt. Voc. 62, 22 the lapwing is glossed by cucurata.
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v.  eorþ-ling ærþling.
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  • irþling, n.