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féþa

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Wright's OE grammar
§401;
Dele II, and add:
a footman
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  • Féða pedester (nunquam pergo

    pedester,

      Ald. 272, 34), An. Ox. 23, 54.
  • Rídende oþþe féþan fær dónde

    equitando vel pedites iter agendo,

      Angl. xiii. 373, 116.
  • Féþan

    pedestres,

      An. Ox. 61, 17.
  • Féþena

    peditum,

    826.
  • Foeðan

    statores,

      Ps. Srt. ii. p. 187, 16.
of soldiers.
a foot-soldier (perhaps some of the passages might be put under
)
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  • Hé hæfde III C þúsenda féðena and án hund þúsenda gehorsedra,

      Ors. 3, 9; S. 124, 34: Nar. 9, 9.
  • Búton unárímedlican féþum

    permultae peditum copiae,

      4, 11.
a troop of foot-soldiers
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  • Foeða

    falanx,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 108, 26.
  • Féða,

      96, 41.
  • Féþa,

      37, 44.
  • Of foeðan

    ex phalange,

      107, 59.
  • Of féþan, of þreáte ex falange, 29, 66. (2 a) in a collective sense, troops on foot,

    infantry, an army

    of foot-soldiers :-- Tó þǽm gefeohte hæfde hé bróht LXM gehorsedra bútan féþan,
      Ors. 5, 7; S. 230, 12.
  • Ic mid þínum wǽpnum getrymed on þínum féþan fæste stande

    armed with thy weapons I will stand fast in thine army,

      Bl. H. 225, 34; Jul. 389.
  • Féðan

    aciem,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 7, 15.
  • Hé wǽpn gegráp mid tó campienne, ǽr þon þe hé tó his líchoman leomum becóme, and hé ǽr þone féþan sóhte (

    he joined the army

    ), ǽr þon þe hé ꝥ leóht gesáwe,
      Bl. H. 167, 2.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. fendo pedes, pedestris; fendeo falanx.]
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