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under-cyning

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
under-cyning, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§589;
A dependent, tributary king, one who rules under another. Cf. þeód-cyning
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  • Cyning rex, lytel cyning oððe undercyning

    regulus,

      Ælfc. Gr. 5; Zup. 16, 19.
  • Kyning basileus, undercyning

    regillus,

      Wrt. Voc. i. 17, 47.
  • Sum undercyning wæs

    erat quidam regulus,

      Jn. Skt. 4, 46, 49: Homl. Th. i. 128, 5.
  • Ic Offa, Myrcena kining ... Ic Aldréd, Wigraceastres undercining (

    subregulus

    ),
      Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 186, 13.
  • Griffin swór áðas ðæt hé wolde beón Eádwearde kings hold underkingc,

      Chr. 1056; Erl. 190, 35.
  • Tiberius hæfde anweald ofer eall Rómána ríce, and him wæs undercyning Heródes,

      Nicod. 1; Thw. 1, 8.
  • Ðe Hǽlend stód befar ðone undercynige (

    praesidem), and gefrægn hine ðe undercynig (praeses ),

      Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 27, 11, 21.
  • Tó undercyningum

    ad praesides,

      10, 18: Mk. Skt. Lind. 13, 9.
  • Ic ðǽr gemétte Týtum and Vespasianum ðýne (

    Tiberius'

    ) getrýwestan undercyningas,
      Homl. Ass. 191, 285.
Etymology
[Icel. undir-konungr.]
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  • under-cyning, n.