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hlǽfdige

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the mistress of a household (lit. and fig.)
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  • Hýredes hláford paterfamilias, hýredes móder oððe hlǽfdige

    materfamilias,

      Wrt. Voc. i. 73, 21.
  • Seó sáwl is ðæs flǽsces hlǽfdige, and hire gedafnað ꝥ heó simle gewylde ðá wylne, ꝥ is ꝥ flǽsc tó hyre hǽsum. Þwyrlíce færð æt ðám húse þǽr seó wyln bið þǽre hlǽfdigan wissigend, and seó hlǽfdige bið þǽre wylne underðeódd. Hml. S. 17, 8-12.
  • Þǽre hláfdian

    matrone,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 54, 65.
  • Swé swé égan menenes hondum hláfdian hire (dominae suae), Ps. Srt. 122, 2. I a. the lady superior of a convent :-- Galla, ꝥ Godes mennen, laþode tó hire þá móder and hlǽfdian eallre þǽre gesomnunge

    cunctae congregationis accivit matrem,

      Gr. D. 280, 20.
  • Þá foregangendan hlǽfdian, 26.
a queen (lit. or fig.)
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  • Ætstód kquén ł hlǽfdige (

    regina

    ) æt swíðran þínum,
      Ps. L. 44, 10.
  • Seó sáwul is þæs líchoman hlǽfdige, and heó gewissað þá fíf andgitn swá swá of cynesætle ... Hyre gedafnað ꝥ heó swá swá hlǽfdige foresceáwige hwæt heó gehwylcum lime bebeóde tó dónne, Hml. S. 1, 195-203. II a. applied to the Virgin Mary

    the queen of heaven, Our Lady

    :-- Eálá þú hlǽfdige, ealles middaneardes cwén,
      Hml. S. 23 b, 487: 472.
  • Bide þá eádigan Sanctan Marian þíne leófan hlǽfdian,

      Angl. xii. 515, 2.
  • II b. as title of an English king's wife.
in the king's lifetime
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  • Hugon þe seó hléfdige (

    Ethelred's queen

    ) heafde hire gesett tó geréfan,
      Chr. 1003; P. 135, 6.
  • Se cyng (

    Edward

    ) geaf þǽre hlǽfdian (cf. seó cwén,
      182, 7)
    )
  • Ǽrest his kynehláforde ǽnne beáh on hundeahtotigan mancysan goldes ... And þǽre hlǽfdian (hlǽdigan, C.D. ii. 380, 29) (

    dominae suae reginae,

      504, 1)
    ǽnne beáh on þrittigan mancyssan goldes, Cht. Th. 501, 10.
  • Ic ann mínæn cinæhláfordæ ... and þám æþelingæ ... and þǽre hlǽfdigan ...,

      553, 37.
after the king's death
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  • Hér forðférde Cnut cing ... and Ælfgyfu Imme seó hlǽfdie sæt ðǽr (

    Winchester

    ) binnan,
      Chr. 1035; P. 158, 11.
  • On þýs ylcan geáre forðférde seó ealde hlǽfdige (

    the queen dowager

    ), Eádwerdes cinges móder, Imme hátte,
      1051; P. 172, 32.
  • Eadweard cingc and Ælfgyfu seó hléfdige (cf. Ego, Eadward rex ... Ego, Ælfgyfa praedicti regis mater ...,

      75, 8), C.D. iv. 76, 13.
  • Eádgyð seó hlǽfdie forðférde, seó wæs Eádwardes cynges geresta,

      Chr. 1076; P. 212, 19.
as a form of courteous address,
lady(?)
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  • Cueð hir tó se Hǽlend, 'Maria' (

    in the margin ꝥ

    is on
      Englis, hláfdia), Jn. L. 20, 16.
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