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bí-leofa

  • noun [ masculinefeminine ]
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Grammar
bí-leofa, subsistence, maintenance, provision; in a limited sense
Wright's OE grammar
§570;
victuals
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  • Hé sǽde ꝥ ꝥ feoh wǽre widewena bigleofa of gódra manna ælmyssan,

      Hml. S. 25, 765.
  • Leahtras fóda, deáðes bigleafa,

      7, 26.
  • Þæs mannes bíleofa is tó besceáwianne,

      Lch. ii. 210, 18: R. Ben. 64, 3.
  • Ne sý regoles stræc gehealden on heora bíleofan (

    alimentis

    ),
      61, 15.
  • Sýfre on bigleofan

    sobrii,

      Hml. A. 52, 52.
  • Þá ðe hæfdon sum þing lytles tó bigleofan, ꝥ reáferas of þám múðe him ábrúdon,

      68, 72.
  • Ǽlcum hláforde gedafenaþ ðæt hé dó his mannum heora bigleofan on gesettum tíman,

      55, 128: 105, 90.
  • Bigleafan (-leofan),

      Hml. S. 25, 815.
  • Ꝥ man ne sceolde ǽnigne bigleofan hire dón binnon seofon nihton,

      10, 282.
  • Bíleofan stipem .i.

    alimoniam,

      An. Ox. 2193.
  • Bíwiste, bileofan

    stipendia,

    4833.
  • Hé Godes cyrcan gegódode mid landum and bigleofum,

      Hml. S. 27, 135.
  • Hé fæste fram eallum bigleofum,

      Wlfst. 285, 26.
Etymology
[A. R. bi-leove: R. Glouc. bi-live: Piers P. bi-lif. Cf. O. H. Ger. pí-lipi esca, panes.]
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  • bí-leofa, n.