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MIDD - MIDDEL

midd; adj. with superl. midemest, midmest Mid, middle. I. of place :-- Seó burh wæs on midre ðære eá (in medio amne), Nar. 10, 11. Ðá wé wæ-acute;ron on middre ðære sæ-acute; (in medio mari), Bd. 5, 1; S. 613, 23. Is on middre ðære cyricean, 2, 3; S. 504, 39. Hire (the axis) midore ymbe (cf. ymb ða eaxe middewearde, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 23), Bt. Met. Fox. 28, 46; Met. 28, 23. On middum ðínum temple in medio templi tui, Ps. Th. 47, 8. On mereflóde middum, Cd. 8; Th. 9, 22; Gen. 145. Gáþ from geate tó geate þurh midde ða ceastre (per medium castrorum), Past. 49, 2; Swt. 383, 3: St. And. 14, 17. On middum ðæ-acute;m úrum wícum in media castrorum parte, Nar. 12, 24. Ða gesettan scép in middum wulfum (in medio luporum), Bd. 2, 6; S. 508, 16. Hé mé læ-acute;dde betweoh midde ða þreátas inter choros medios, 5, 12; S. 629, 26. Hálettend midemesta finger salutarius; æ-acute;wiscberend midmesta finger impudicus, Wrt. Voc. i. 283, 21-22. Gif hí ðone midmestan weg áredian willaþ, Bt. 40, 3; Fox 238, 23. Ða sélestan men ... ða midmestan ... swá bióþ ða midmestan men, 39, 7; Fox 222, 1-10, 15. II. of time :-- Tó middes dæges Crist wæs on róde áþened, Btwk. 216, 14. On middes wintres mæsseniht, Chr. 827; Erl. 62, 30. Swá hé in swoloþan middes sumeres wæ-acute;re quasi in mediae aestatis caumate, Bd. 3, 19; S. 549, 30. Sunnon upgong æt middan sumere ortum solis solstitialem, 5, 12; S. 627, 35. Fæste án lengten foran tó middan wintra (ante Natale Christi) ... fæste ii lengtenu, án tóforan middan sumera (ante mediam æstatem), óðer foran tó middan wintra. L. Ecg. P. iv. 22, 23; Th. ii. 210, 25-28. Tó middan (middum, MS. B.) wintre, L. Ath. iv. pref.; Th. i. 226, 5. Tó middyre (MS. A. myddre) nihte media nocte, Mt. Kmbl. 25, 6. Æt midre niht, Ps. Th. 118, 62. Æt middre nihte, Exon. 59 b; Th. 216, 2; Ph. 262. Æt middere niht, Cd. 144; Th. 179, 32; Exod. 37. Hé leng ne leofaþ ðonn on midre ilde he will not live beyond middle age, Lchdm. iii. 162, 21: Ps. Th. 54, 24. On midne dæg meridie, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 41, 47. Seó seofoþe tíd dæges, ðæt is án tíd ofer midne dæg, Bd. 5, 6; S. 619, 27. On midne winter, Chr. 878; Erl. 78, 28. Ofer ðone midne sumor after midsummer, 1006; Erl. 140, 5. Ofer midne sumor, Lchdm. iii. 74, 11. On midde niht, Bd. 4, 8; S. 575, 40. [Goth. midjis: O. Sax. middi: O. Frs. midde: Icel. miðr: O. H. Ger. mitti.] v. on-middan, tó-middes.

mid-dæg, es; m. Mid-day :-- Middæg sexta, Wrt. Voc. i. 53, 12: Coll. Monast. Th. 33, 33: Jn. Skt. 4, 6. Middæg meridies, Ælfc. Gr. 12; Som. 15, 46: Hymn. Surt. 16, 29. Ðæs middæges gereord, R. Ben. 65, 20 Tó middæges, 65, 18. Tó middæge at midday, Lchdm. iii. 218, 4, 6, 9, etc. On ðæm sumerlícan sunnstede on middæge (MS. R. middan dæge), 258, 15. [O. Frs. mid-dei: Icel. mið-dagr: O. H. Ger. mitti-tag: Ger. mit-tag.] v. middel-, midne-dæg.

middæg-líc; adj. Midday, meridian :-- Ðære middæglícan sunnan scíman beorhtre solis meridiani radiis præclarior, Bd. 5, 12; S. 629, 23. Fram deófle middæglícum ab daemonio meridiano, Ps. Spl. C. 90, 6. [O. H. Ger. mittitaga-líh.]

middæg-sang, es; m. The midday service :-- Úhtsang and prímsang, undernsang and middægsang, nónsang and æ-acute;fensang, and nihtsang, L. Ælfc, C. 19; Th. ii. 350, 7. De officio sextae horae. Middægsang. On midne dæg wé sculon God herian, Btwk. 216, 13: R. Ben. 39, 19: 40, 7.

middæg-tíd, e; f. The midday hour, noon; meridies, Wrt. Voc. ii. 58, 66.

middandæg-líc, adj. Midday, meridian :-- Fram middendægiícum deófle ab daemonio meridiano, Ps. Lamb. 90, 6.

middan-eard, es; m. The middle dwelling, the abode of men, the earth, the world (in a physical sense) :-- De mundo. Middaneard is gehaten eall ðæt binnan ðam firmamentum is ... Seó heofen and sæ-acute; and eorþe synd gehátene middaneard, Lchdm. iii. 254, 6-9. Hé sæ-acute;de, ðæt eal ðes middaneard næ-acute;re ðé máre dríges landes ofer ðone mycelan gársecg, ðonne man æ-acute;nne prican ápricie on ánum brádum brede. And nys ðes middaneard búton swylce se seofoþa dæ-acute;l ofer ðone mycelan gársecg, se ðe mid his ormæ-acute;tnysse ealle ðás eorþan útan emblíþ, Wulfst. 146, 19-24. Middaneardes gewissast ðú ðe getimbrunge mundi regis qui fabricum, Hymn. Surt. 91, 21. Ðone eard Asiam, se ðe is geteald tó healfan dæ-acute;le middaneardes, Homl. Th. i. 68, 35. Eálá middaneard! eálá dæg leóhta! eálá upheofon! Cd. 216; Th. 275, 2; Sat. 165. Sume sceolon hweorfan geond hæleþa land ... geond middaneard, 219; Th. 281, 16; Sat. 272. Geond eorþan ... ofer middaneard, Ps. Th. 137, 6: 144, 12. Ðú miht on ánre hand befealdan ealne middaneard, Hy. 7, 120; Hy. Grn. ii. 290, 120. II. the world, mankind :-- Ealle ðé heriaþ ... eall middaneard, 9, 38; Hy. Grn. ii. 292, 38. Middaneardes Hæ-acute;lynd salvator mundi, Jn. Skt, 4, 42. Ic eom middaneardes leóht ða hwíle ðe ic on middanearde eom, 9, 5: 8, 12. [Laym. midden-erd; cf. Laym. Orm. Gen. and Ex. Havel. middel-erd, -ærd.] v. middan-geard and next word.

middaneard-líc; adj. Earthly. I. in a physical sense :-- Ðæt heó mid hyre hæ-acute;tan middaneardes (other MSS. middaneardlíce) wæstmas, ne forbærne, Lchdm. iii. 250, 17. II. as distinguished from spiritual or heavenly, worldly, mundane, earthly :-- Godes sunu becom tó ðissum middanearde tó ðí ðæt hé mid his hálgan láre middaneardlíc gedwyld (human error) ádwæ-acute;scte, Homl. Th. ii. 90, 13: 366, 9. On middaneardlícum lustum in worldly pleasures, 368, 3. Ealle middaneardlíce þing forhogiende despising all the things of this world, 130, 1. Middaneardlíce genipu mundana nubila, Hymn. Surt. 74, 3: 91, 23: Homl. Skt. 2, 241.

middan-geard, es; m. I. the middle dwelling (between heaven and hell), the earth, world :-- Middangeard chosmos, Wrt. Voc. ii. 16, 36. Se læssa middangeard microchosmos, 56, 22. On Godes onwealde is eal ðes middangeard, and ðás windas and ðás regnas syndon ealle his, and ealle gesceafta syndon his, Blickl. Homl. 51, 19. Ðes middangeard wæs tó ðon fæger, ðæt hé teáh men tó him þurh his wlite, 115, 10. Ðes middangeard daga gehwylce fealleþ and tó ende éfsteþ, 59, 26: Exon. 77 a; Th. 290; Wand. 62. Cwealmdreóre swealh middangeard earth drank gore, Cd. 47; Th. 60, 23; Gen. 986. Gefylled wearþ eall ðes middangeard monna bearnum, 75; Th. 93, 30; Gen. 1554. Beofaþ middangeard, hrúse under hæleþum, Exon. 20 b; Th. 55, 12; Cri. 882. Ealne ðisne ymbhwyrft ðises middangeardes swá swá Oceanus útan ymbligeþ orbem totius terrae, Oceani limbo circumseptum, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 8, 1. Middangeardes, eorþan sceátta, Beo. Th. 1507; B. 751. Ríce middangeardes ðæ-acute;r nó men búgaþ hunc orbem, mors ubi regna tenet, Exon. 58 a; Th. 208, 17; Ph. 157. Rícsian on ðiosan middangearde, Ors. 1, 2, tit.; Swt. 1, 4. Seó ród biþ áræ-acute;red on ðæt gewrixle ðara tungla, seó nú on middangearde áwergede gástas flémeþ, Blickl. Homl. 91, 24. Ðæt næ-acute;re næ-acute;fre næ-acute;nig tó ðæs hálig mon on ðissum middangearde, ne furþum næ-acute;nig on heofenum, 117, 26. Swá hwæ-acute;r swá ðys godspel byþ gebodud on eallum myddangearde (in toto mundo), Mt. Kmbl. A. 26, 13. Geond ealne middangeard, Blickl. Homl. 69, 19. Ðá ic wíde gefrægn weorc gebannan manigre mæ-acute;gþe geond ðisne middangeard, Beo. Th. 151; B. 75: Exon. 33 a; Th. 104, 1; Gú. 1: 95 b; Th. 355, 37; Pa. 1. God ðysne middangeard tócleófeþ, Blickl. Homl. 109, 35: Andr. Kmbl. 322; An. 161. II. the world and they that dwell therein, mankind :-- Se middangeard ús wæs lange underþeóded, and ús deáþ mycel gafol geald, Blickl. Homl. 85, 11. Him æteówde eal eorþan ríce and ídel wuldor ðisses middangeardes, 27, 17: 65, 15. Líf ðysses middangeardes this present life, 59, 27. Gé synt middaneardes (-geardes, MS. A.) leóht vos estis lux mundi, Mt. Kmbl. 5, 14. Ða hwatestan men ealles ðises middangeardes, Ors. 1, 10; Swt. 48, 6. Hú gesæ-acute;lig seó forme eld wæs ðises middangeardes, Bt. 15; Fox 48, 3. Heofones waldend, ealles waldend middangeardes, Exon. 16 a; Th. 35, 12; Cri. 557: 65 b; Th. 241, 32; Ph. 665: Andr. Kmbl. 453; An. 227. Middangeardes weard (Nebuchadnezzar), Cd. 205; Th. 253, 17; Dan. 597. Gecýþ nú middangearde blisse, Blickl. Homl. 87, 24. Hé getácnaþ ðysne middangeard, se wæs synna and mána full, 75, 5. Hé com on ðære syxtan ylde on ðysne middangeard mancyn tó álýsenne, 71, 26: Homl. Th. i. 62, 11. [Goth. midjun-gards o&iota-tonos;κoυμ&epsilon-tonos;νη: O. H. Ger. mittan-, mittin-gart: cf. myddellyard the world, Chest. Plays 1, 67: O. Sax. middel-gard: O. H. Ger. mittil-gart orbis: Icel. mið-garðr. 'The Icel. Edda has preserved the true mythical bearing of the word.-The earth (miðgarð), the abode of men, is seated in the middle of the universe, bordered by mountains and surrounded by the great sea (úthaf); on the other side of this sea is the Út-garð, the abode of giants; the Miðgarð is defended by the Ás-garð (the burgh of the gods), lying in the middle (the heaven being conceived as rising above the earth). Thus the earth and mankind are represented as a stronghold besieged by the powers of evil from without, defended by the gods from above and from within.'-Cl. and Vig. Dict. s.v. See also Grmm. D. M. 754.] v. middan-eard.

middangeard-líc; adj. Terrestrial, physical as opposed to spiritual :-- Forðon hé oft stormas ðara werigra gásta fram his sylfes sceþenisse and his geférena mid bedum wiðsceáf, wæs ðæt ðæs wyrþe ðæt hé wið ðam middangeardlícum windum and lígum swíðian mihte (ventus flammisque mundialibus), Bd. 2, 7; S. 509, 34, v. middaneard-líc.

middan-sumor, -winter. v. under midd, II, where perhaps in the instances in which middan occurs that word is to be taken as the first part of a compound. Cf. midde-sumor, -winter, and middandæg-líc.

midde, an; f. The middle (only in the phrase on middan) :-- Se fugel hafaþ iiii heáfdu ... and hé is on middan hwælan hiwes the bird hath four heads ... and in the middle it is of a whale's shape, Salm. Kmbl. 526; Sal. 262. Forwrát hé wyrm on middan, Beo. Th. 5404; B. 2705. Múð wæs on middan, Exon. 108 b; Th. 415, 10; Rä. 33, 9. On æge biþ gioleca on middan, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 339; Met. 20, 170. [O. Sax. middea (an middean): Icel. miðja (í miðju): cf. O. H. Ger. mittí (in mittí): Ger. mitte.] v. on-middan.

middel, es; middela(?), an; m. The middle, centre :-- In midle in centro, Wrt. Voc. ii. 92, 13, On middele (Ps. Lamb. midle) innoþes mín in medio ventris mei, Ps. Spl. 21, 13, 21. Hé ánne cnapan gesette on hyra middele (in medio eorum), Mk. 9, 36. Se ðe álæ-acute;dde Israhel of middele heora ... þurh middele his, Ps. Spl. 135, 11, 14. Of midle ex centro, Wrt. Voc. ii. 31, 47. Of ðæs wuda midle, Exon. 56 b; Th. 202, 6; Ph. 65. Hió is gesceapen on ðam midle, betwux ðære drýgan and ðære cealdan eorþan and ðam hátan fýre, Bt. 33, 4; Fox 128, 37. Hió is on midle fýres and eorþan, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 163; Met. 20, 82. On midle mínra dagena, Ps. Th. 101, 21. Is ðis eálond geseted ongeán midle Súþ-Seaxna (contra medium Australium Saxonum), Bd. 4, 16; S. 585, 1. Intó ðam middelan (intó middan, other MS:) ðere stréte, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 385, 9. On middel ðæs unmæ-acute;tan cyles, Bd. 5, 12; S. 627, 42: 628, 1. On ðone middel ðære mæ-acute;ran byrig, Elen. Kmbl. 1724; El. 864. Hié gegripan on hire middel laid hold of her waist (cf. Laym. 28069, Þa leo iueng me bi þan midle: Piers. P. 5, 358, B. text), Blickl. Homl. 141, 29. [Cf. Icel. á, í meðal among; á, í milli (from miðli) between: M. H. Ger. mittel.] v. next word.