This is page 209 of An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by Bosworth and Toller (1898)

This online edition was created by the Germanic Lexicon Project.

Click here to go to the main page about Bosworth/Toller. (You can download the entire dictionary from that page.)
Click here to volunteer to correct a page of this dictionary.
Click here to search the dictionary.

This page was generated on 13 Mar 2021. The individual pages are regenerated once a week to reflect the previous week's worth of corrections, which are performed and uploaded by volunteers.

The copyright on this dictionary is expired. You are welcome to copy the data below, post it on other web sites, create derived works, or use the data in any other way you please. As a courtesy, please credit the Germanic Lexicon Project.


Dona-feld; gen. -feldes; dat. -felde, -felda; m. TANFIELD, near Ripon, Yorkshire; Campod&o-long;num in agro Eboracensi :-- On Donafelda, dæ-acute;r wæs ðá cyninges botl, hét Eádwine ðæ-acute;r cyricean getimbrian in Campod&o-long;no, ubi tunc etiam villa r&e-long;gia erat, Ædu&i-long;ni rex fecit bas&i-short;l&i-short;cam, Bd. 2, 14; S. 518, 17.

dón-líc; adj. Active; pract&i-short;cus = πρακτικ&omicron-tonos;s, Cot. 149.

Donua; indecl. f. The river Danube; Dan&u-short;bius = Δανo&upsilon-tonos;βιos :-- Súþ óþ Donua ða eá, ðære æ-acute;wylme is neáh ðære eá Rínes south to the river Danube, whose spring is near the river Rhine, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 18, 24, 29. On óðre healfe ðære eá Donua on the other side of the river Danube, 1, 1; Bos. 18, 31, 43.

dooc the south wind; notus, auster, Som. Ben. Lye.

dop-enid, -ænid, e; f. [ened a duck] A dipping-duck, a moorhen, fen-duck, coot; ful&i-short;ca, fulix :-- Dop-enid ful&i-short;ca, Ælfc. Gl. 38; Som. 63, 30; Wrt. Voc. 29, 50. Ganot, dop-ænid ful&i-short;x, Glos. Epnl. Recd. 156, 53.

dop-fugel, es; m. A dipping-fowl, a water-fowl, a moorhen; mergus, merg&u-short;lus :-- Dop-fugel mergus, Wrt. Voc. 280, 12. Dop-fugel merg&u-short;lus, Glos. Brux. Recd. 36, 6; Wrt. Voc. 62, 6.

doppettan; p. te; pp. ed To dip often, dip in, immerse; mers&a-long;re :-- Geseah he swymman scealfran on flóde, and gelóme doppettan adúne to grunde, éhtende þearle ðære eá fixa he saw gulls swimming on the water, and frequently dipping down to the bottom, eagerly pursuing the fishes of the river, Homl. Th. ii. 516, 7. Ic doppette merso, Ælfc. Gr. 36; Som. 38, 21. v. dyppan.

Dor, es; m. DORE, Derbyshire; loci nomen in agro Derbiensi :-- Ecgbryht Wesseaxna cyning læ-acute;dde fierd to Dore wið Norþan Hymbre Egbert king of the West Saxons led an army to Dore against the Northumbrians, Chr. 827; Erl. 64, 7.

DÓR, es; pl. nom. acc. dór, dóru, dúru; n. A large door; porta :-- Ðæt ðú ðíne dóru mihtest bedón fæste that thou mightest shut fast thy doors, Ps. Th. 147, 2. Gáþ nú on his dóru intr&a-long;te portas ejus, Ps. Th. 99, 3. Hóh ða wyrte on ðam [MS. ðan] dóre hang the herbs on the door, Lchdm. iii. 56, 29. Forðon he æ-acute;ren dór eáðe gescéneþ [MS. gesceeneþ] quia contr&i-long;vit portas æreas, Ps. Th. 106, 15. Dúru doors, Exon. 97 b; Th. 364, 29. [Prompt. dore: Wyc. Piers P. Chauc. dore: Laym. dure, dore: Plat. döre a door; door a gate: O. Sax. dor, n. a door, gate: Frs. doare, doar: O. Frs. dore, dure a door: Ger. thüre, f. a door; thor, n. a gate: Goth. daúr, n; daúro, f: Dan. dör, n: Swed. dörr, f: Icel. dyrr, f: O. Nrs. dyrr, n: Grk. θ&upsilon-tonos;ρα: Sansk. dv&a-long;r, f; dv&a-long;ra, n.] DER. Fífel-dór, hel-, helle, weall-. v. dúru, f.

dora, an; m. A humble-bee, dumble-DORE; bombus terrestris, att&a-short;cus = &alpha-tonos;ττ&a-short;κos :-- Dora atticus [ = att&a-short;cus] vel burdo [ = Fr. bourdon], Ælfc. Gl. 22; Scm. 59, 112; Wrt. Voc. 23, 68. Doran hunig dumbledore's honey, L. M. 1, 2; Lchdm. ii. 28, 20. Celeþenian seáw gemeng wið dorena hunig mingle juice of celandine with dumbledores' honey, 1, 2; Lchdm. ii. 26, 7. Ða ahsan gemenge wið dorena hunig mix the ashes with dumbledores' honey, Lchdm. ii. 28, 26.

Dorce-ceaster, Dorces ceaster, Dorca-ceaster, Dorceaster; gen. -ceastre; f. [Bd. Dorcinca, Dorcic: Hunt. Dorecestre: Brom. Dorkecestre: Matt. West. Dorcestre] DORCHESTER, Oxfordshire, the episcopal seat of the first bishop of the West Saxons, which was subsequently removed to Lincoln; Durocastrum, in agri Oxoniensis parte Berceriensi finit&i-short;ma :-- Hér Cynegils [MS. Kynegils] wæs gefullod fram Byríne ðam biscope on Dorcaceastre in this year [A. D. 635] Cynegils was baptized at Dorchester by bishop Birinus, Chr. 635; Th. 47, 4, col. 1. Hér wæs Cwichelm gefullod on Dorceceastre [Dorces ceastre, Th. 46, 10, col. 1] in this year [A. D. 636] Cwichelm was baptized at Dorchester, 636; Th. 47, 9, col. 1: 639; Th. 46, 18, col. 2; 47, 17, col. 1. Æt Dorceceastre [Dorceastre, Th. 175, 28, col. 2] at Dorchester, 897; Th. 174, 31, col. 1, 2; 175, 27, col. 1. Geáfon ðam bisceope begen ða cyningas eardungstówe and biscopsetl on Dorceceastre both the kings [Cynegils of the West Saxons and Oswald of the Northumbrians] gave the bishop [Birinus] a dwelling-place and episcopal see at Dorchester, Bd. 3, 7; S. 529, 20. Ætla wæs on Dorceceastre to bisceope gehálgod Ætla was consecrated bishop of Dorchester, 4, 23; S. 594, 11. Hér Wulstán arcebiscop onféng eft biscopríces, on Dorceceastre in this year [A. D. 954] archbishop Wulfstan again received a bishopric, at Dorchester, Chr. 954; Th. 215, 26, col. 1.

dorfen laboured, perished; pp. of deorfan. v. ge-deorfan.

Dorm-ceaster; gen. -ceastre; f. [by the Britons called Cair-Dorm, by Anton&i-long;nus Durobrivæ, from the passage over the water; and the Anglo-Saxons, for the same reason, called it also Dornford] Dornford or Dorgford, in Huntingdonshire, on the river Nen, Som. Ben. Lye.

Dorn-sæ-acute;te, Dor-sæ-acute;te; gen. -sæ-acute;ta; dat. -sæ-acute;tum, -sæ-acute;ton, -sæ-acute;tan; pl. m. [dor = Celt. dwr, dur water; -sæ-acute;te dwellers, inhabitants: dwellers by water] Inhabitants or men of Dorsetshire, people of Dorsetshire in a body, DORSETSHIRE; Dorsetenses, Dorsetia :-- Ðý ilcan geáre gefeaht Æðelhelm wið Deniscne here mid Dornsæ-acute;tum [Dorsæ-acute;tan, Th. 118, 17, col. 2; Dorsæ-acute;ton, 119, 17, col. 1; Dorsæ-acute;tum, 119, 16, col. 2] in the same year [A. D. 837] Æthelhelm fought against the Danish army with the Dorset-men, Chr. 837; Th. 118, 17, col. 1. Mid Dornsæ-acute;tum [Dorsæ-acute;tum, Th. 120, 12, col. 2, 3; Dorsæ-acute;ton, 121, 11, col. 1, 2, 3] with the Dorset-men, 845; Th. 120, 12, 36. Alfwold was bisceop on Dorsæ-acute;tum Alfwold was bishop of Dorset, 978; Th. 232, 7, col. 1: 982; Th. 234, 38: 236, 8: 1015; Th. 276, 13; 277, 13. Hí up eódon into Dorsæ-acute;ton [Dorsæ-acute;tan, Th. 247, 19] they went up into Dorsetshire, 998; Th. 246, 19: Cod. Dipl. 1302; A. D. 1006; Kmbl. vi. 155, 6: 1334; A. D. 1046; Kmbl. vi. 195, 31. On Dorsæ-acute;tan in Dorsetshire, Cod. Dipl. 841; Kmbl. iv. 200, 26: 871; Kmbl. iv. 221, 5: Chr. 1078; Th. 350, 17.

Dornwara ceaster; gen. ceastre; f. [the city of the inhabitants of Dorsetshire] DORCHESTER, the chief town of Dorsetshire; Dorcestria, agri Dorsetensi caput :-- Ðis wæs gedón in ðam cynelícan setle on ðære stówe ðe is genæmned Dornwara ceaster this was done in the royal residence in the place which is named Dorchester, Th. Diplm. A. D. 864; 126, 8: Cod. Dipl. 1061; A.D. 868; Knibl. v. 119, 26.

dorste, pl. dorston durst, Ors. 1, 10; Bos. 33, 30: 4, 11; Bos. 97, 14; p. of durran.

Dorwit-ceaster; gen. -ceastre; f. Canterbury; Dorobernia :-- Hrófes ceaster is xxiv míla fram Dorwitceastre Rochester is twenty-four miles from Canterbury, Chr. 604; Erl. 21, 24.

dott, es; m. A DOT, small spot, speck; punctum :-- Geopenige mon ðone dott, and binde ðone clíðan to ðan swyle let the speck [at the head of a boil] be opened, and the poultice be bound to the swelling, Lchdm. iii. 40, 14.

drabbe dregs, lees, DRAB; fæces, Som. Ben. Lye. [Prompt. draffe segest&a-long;rium, drascum: Wyc. draf dreg, refuse; draffis dregs: Piers P. Chauc. Laym. draf dregs: Dut. draf, m.]

DRACA, an; m. I. a dragon; draco :-- Draca ðes ðone ðú ýwodest draco isle quem formasti, Ps. Spl. 103, 28. Tredan león and dracan conculc&a-long;re leonem et drac&o-long;nem, Ps. Th. 90, 13. Ðú fortrydst leóna and dracena thou shalt be a treader down of lions and dragons, Ps. Spl. 90, 13: Ps. Th. 148, 7. II. a serpent; serpens :-- Is ðæt deór pandher, se is æt-hwám freónd, bútan dracan ánum the beast is the panther, which is to each a friend, save to the serpent only, Exon. 95 b; Th. 356, 24; Pa. 16. III. the serpent = the devil; diab&o-short;lus :-- Worpaþ hine deófol, draca egeslíce the devil, the fearful dragon, shall cast him down, Salm. Kmbl. 52; Sal, 26: Exon. 96 a: Th. 359, 4; Pa. 57. [R. Glouc. dragon: Laym. drake, m: Orm. drake: Plat. drake, m: Dut. draak, m: Ger. drache, m: M. H. Ger. trache, tracke, m: O. H. Ger. tracho, m: Dan. drage, m. f: Swed. drake, m: Icel. dreki, m: Fr. dragon, m: Span. dragón, m: Ital. dragóne, m: Lat. draco: Grk. δρ&alpha-tonos;κων a dragon, from δ&epsilon-tonos;ρκoμαι to flash, gleam.] DER. eorþ-draca, fýr-, lég-, líg-, níþ-, sæ-acute;-.

dracan blód, es; n. Dragon's blood, a pigment obtained from the dragon's blood-tree; cinnab&a-short;ris = κινν&alpha-tonos;β&a-short;ρι, Cot. 210. v. dracentse.

dracentse, dracente, dracanse, draconze, an; f. Dragon-wort, dragons; dracontea = δρακ&omicron-tonos;ντιoν, arum dracunc&u-short;lus, Lin :-- Herba dracontea, ðæt ys dracentse, Herb. Cont. 15, 1; Lchdm. i. 12; 15, 1. Ðeós wyrt, ðe man dracontea and óðrum naman dracentse nemneþ, ys sæ-acute;d ðæt heó of dracan blóde acenned beón sceolde this herb, which is named dracontea, and by another name dragons, is said to be produced from dragon's blood, Herb. 15, 1; Lchdm. i. 106, 22. Nim dracentan wyrtruman [MS. wyrtruma] take roots of dragons, Lchdm. iii. 114, 8. Dracanse dragons, iii. 24, 3. Draconzan, acc. dragons, L. M. 3, 62; Lchdm. ii. 350, 7.

DRÆ-acute;DAN; ic dræ-acute;de, ðú dræ-acute;dest, dræ-acute;test, dræ-acute;st, he dræ-acute;deþ, dræ-acute;t, pl. dræ-acute;daþ; p. dréd, dreórd, pl. drédon; pp. dræ-acute;den To DREAD, fear; tim&e-long;re, pav&e-long;re: found in the compounds a-dræ-acute;dan, an-, on-dræ-acute;dan, ondræ-acute;d-endlíc, on-dræ-acute;d-ing: of-dræ-acute;d. [Wyc. drede, dreed: Piers P. Chauc. drede: Laym. dreden: Orm. dredenn, dredenn: O. Sax. ant-drádan, an-drádan: M. H. Ger. en-tráton: O. H. Ger. an-trátan.]

dræ-acute;f, dráf, e; f. A driving out, an expulsion; expulsio :-- Be dræ-acute;fe [dráfe MS. B.] of expulsion, L. In. 68; Th. i. 146, 6. DER. út-dræ-acute;f.

dræ-acute;fan; p. de; pp. ed To drive; ag&e-short;re, pell&e-short;re. DER. a-dræ-acute;fan, ge-, to-, ge-dræ-acute;fnes, to-dræ-acute;fednes, út-dræ-acute;fere. v. drífan.

dræ-acute;fend, es; m. A hunter; ven&a-long;tor :-- Sum biþ deóra dræ-acute;fend one is a hunter of beasts, Exon. 78 b; Th. 295, 24; Crä. 38.

dræge, es; n? A DRAG, drag-net; trag&u-short;la, verric&u-short;lum :-- Dræg-net vel dræge trag&u-short;la, Ælfc. Gl. 1; Som. 55, 13; Wrt. Voc. 15, 13. Dræge trag&u-short;la vel verric&u-short;lum, 105; Som. 78, 40; Wrt. Voc. 57, 22.