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ildra

  • noun [ masculine ]
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ildra, an [but the singular rarely occurs] ; m.
A parent, ancestor, father, forefather, predecessor, elder
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  • Ðá mé yldra mín ágeaf andsware fæder reordode

    then my father answered me and spake

    [cf.
      872; El. 436 : 891; El. 447 : 906; El. 454
    ], Elen. Kmbl. 921; El. 462.
  • Hí forgeten hæfdon ðara wundra heora yldran on lócadan

    obliti sunt mirabilium quæ ostendit coram patribus eorum,

      Ps. Th. 77, 13.
  • Úre ieldran ða ðe ðás stówa ǽr hióldon hié lufodon wísdóm

    our forefathers who formerly held these places, loved wisdom,

      Past. Pref.; Swt. 5, 14 : Exon.47 a ; Th. 160, 20; Gú. 946.
  • Úre yldran swultan and swíðe oft ús from wendan

    our parents have died and very often gone from us,

      Blickl. Homl. 195, 26.
  • Wǽron his yldran fæder and módor hǽðne

    his parents, father and mother, were heathens,

      211, 19 : 213, 2.
  • Úre yldrena lage

    traditionem seniorum,

      Mt. Kmbl. 15, 2.
  • Twegen gebróðru ðe hæfdon behwyrfed eall heora yldrena gestreón on deórwyrþum gymstánum

    two brothers who had converted all their parents' wealth into precious stones;

      Homl. Th. i. 60, 23.
  • Bebirge mé mid mínum yldrum

    condas me in sepulchro majorum meorum,

      Gen. 47. 30.
  • Eafora æfter yldrum

    the son after the parents,

      Cd. 56; Th. 69, 1; Gen. 1129.
  • Suna ic lǽrde ðæt hié hýrdon heora yldrum

    I taught sons to obey their parents,

      Blickl. Homl. 185, 20.
  • Nolde hé him geceósan welige yldran

    he [Christ]. would not choose wealthy parents for himself,

      23, 25.
Etymology
[Laym. aldren, ældere, eldre forefathers : R.Glouc. eldren : Piers P. Chauc. eldres : O. Sax. aldiro a forefather; pl. parents; eldiron, pl. parents : O. Frs. alder, elder, aldera, ieldera father, parent : O. H. Ger. altiron, eldiron parentes : Ger. ältern, eltern parents.]
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v. eldran.
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v.  ældran.
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  • ildra, n.