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  • noun [ masculine ]
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gold-gifa, an; m.
A giver of gold, a liberal lord or chief
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  • Funde ðáon bedde blácne licgan his goldgifan

    he found then his lord lying pale on the bed,

      Judth. 12; Thw. 25, 26; Jud. 279.
  • Goldgyfan,

      Beo. Th. 5297; B. 2652.
  • Cyningas ne cáseras ne goldgiefan

    neither kings nor emperors nor lords,

      Exon. 82 b; Th. 310, 31; Seef. 83.
  • See other compounds under gifa.
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  • gold-gifa, n.