Presbiter is mæsse-preóst oððe eald-wita; ná ðæt ǽlc eald sý, ac ðæt he eald sý on wísdóme
presbyter is the mass-priest or one eminent in knowledge; not that every one is old, but that he is old in wisdom,
- L. Ælf. C. 17 ;
- Th. ii. 348, 20: Bd. 2, 16;
- S. 519, 29.
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