Ðæt biþ rihtlíc líf ðæt cniht þurhwunige on his cnihtháde óþ ðæt hé on rihtre mǽdenǽwe gewífige and hæbbe ða syððan and nǽnige óðre ða hwíle ðe seó libbe
that is right life, that a young man remain a bachelor until in lawful matrimony he take a maiden to wife, and let him have her afterwards and no other while she lives,
- L. I. P. 22 ;
- Th. i. 332, 29.
Bosworth, Joseph. “mægden-ǽw.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/22046.Checked: 1