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esne

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Wright's OE grammar
§56; §354;
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a man of the servile class (cf. esne-cund, -wyrhta, and see Andrews' Old English Manor, pp. 192 sqq.)
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  • On esnes ham, of esnes hamme,

      C. D. iii. 425, 21.
in a more general sense,
a servant
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  • Nis esne (

    servus

    ) ofer láferd his. Genóh biþ ꝥte esne sié swá swá láford his,
      Mt. R. 10, 24, 25 : Shrn. 196, 11.
  • Þú esne náwiht,

      Mt. R. 18, 32.
  • Eádgo biðon esnas (

    servi

    ) ðá ðá ðe se drihten gemoetað wæccendo,
      Lk. L. 12, 37.
a young man
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  • Ðe esne

    adolescens,

      Mt. L. 19, 20, 22.
  • Ging esne, Mk. L. R. 14, 51:

    juvenis,

      16, 5.
  • Esne

    juvenis,

      Lk. p. 6, 13.
a man
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  • Þú scealt beódan Israhéla folce, þæt esne bidde æt his frýnd and wíf æt hire néhgebúran, Ex. 11, 2. IV a.

    a man of mark, a learned, brave, &c. man.

      Cf. esnlíce :--
    Zenodotus se eficisca esne, Angl. viii. 334, 17.
  • Catus cwydas þæs calwan esnes,

      321, 29.
  • Þá híw þe þá rímcræftige esnas borlíce foregylpað,

      334, 27.
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v. efen-esne.
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