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ge-leáfa

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
ge-leáfa, an; m. [leáfa belief]
Wright's OE grammar
§135;
Belief, faith, confidence, trust; fĭdes, fĭdūcia
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  • Se rihta geleáfa us tǽcþ, ðæt we sceolon gelýfan on ðone Hálgan Gást

    the right faith teaches us that we should believe in the Holy Ghost,

    • Homl. Th. i. 280, 22
    • :
    • Elen. Kmbl. 2070
    • ;
    • El. 1036
    • .
  • Geleáfa

    fĭdes,

    • Ælfc. Gr. 12; Som. 15, 54
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  • Dæges ór onwóc leóhtes geleáfan

    the dayspring of bright belief awoke,

    • Apstls. Kmbl. 131
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    • Ap. 66
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    • Elen. Kmbl. 1928
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    • El. 966
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  • On rihtum geleáfan

    in right faith,

    • Bt. 6; Fox 14, 31
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  • Hí monige hrǽdlíce fram deófolgyldum to Cristes geleáfan gecyrdon

    multos in brĕvi ab idōlătria ad fĭdem convertĕrent Christi,

    • Bd. 5, 10; S. 624, 9
    • :
    • Chr. 565; Erl. 17, 21
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  • Ðú ðone geleáfan hæfst

    thou hast the belief,

    • Bt. 5, 3; Fox 12, 11
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  • Nú we wyllaþ secgan eów ðone geleáfan ðe on ðam crédan stent

    we will now declare to you the faith which stands in the creed,

    • Homl. Th. i. 274, 23 : 292, 9, 10 : 294, 8
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  • Habbaþ geleáfan

    habēte fĭdūciam,

    • Mt. Bos. 14, 27
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  • Ic hæbbe me fæstne geleáfan up to ðam ælmihtegan Gode

    I have firm trust in the Almighty God above,

    • Cd. 26; Th. 34, 26
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    • Gen. 543 : 205; Th. 256, 19
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    • Dan. 643
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    • Andr. Kmbl. 670
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    • An. 335
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  • Eom ic leóhte geleáfan fægre gefylled

    I am fairly filled with bright belief,

    • Exon. 42 a; Th. 141, 8
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    • Gú. 624 : 62 b; Th. 230, 28
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    • Ph. 479 : 75 a; Th. 281, 28
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    • Jul. 653
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Etymology
[
O. Sax. gi-lóƀo
:
O. H. Ger. ki-lauba
:
Ger. glaube
: and cf.
Goth. ga-laubeins
.]
Linked entries
v.  ge-lǽfa leáfa leáfa ge-lǽfa.
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  • ge-leáfa, n.