This is page 1044 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 17 Jun 2017. 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.

ÞEGEN-BOREN - ÞEGENLÍCE

þegen-boren; adj. Of gentle birth. v. þegen, VII :-- Sý hé þegen-boren, sý hé ceorlboren, L. O. D. 5; Th. i. 354, 20.

þegen-gilde, es; n. The wergild for a thane :-- Gyf þræ-acute;l þegen fullíce áfylle, licge æ-acute;gylde; and gyf se þegen þæne þræ-acute;l, ðe hé æ-acute;r áhte, fullíce áfylle, gylde þegengylde, Wulfst. 162, 10. [Icel. þegn-gildi the wergild for a þegn.]

þegen-hyse; pl. -hyssas; m. A follower, attendant :-- Ðegnhyssas clientes (the passage in Aldhelm is: Ejusdem nefandae militiae tam calones et clientes ... quam satrapae et proceres), Wrt. Voc. ii. 76, 73: 17, 74.

þegen-lagu, e; f. Thane-law, the legal rights and privileges which attached to the rank of thane :-- Se (the priest) ðe ðæs (concubinage) geswícan wille and clæ-acute;nnesse healdan, hæbbe hé Godes miltse, and tó woruldwurðscipe sí hé þegenlage wyrðe as regards worldly dignity let him rank as a thane, L. C. E. 6; Th. i. 364, 16: Wulfst. 270, 32. v. þegen-riht.

þegen-líc; adj. Manly, brave, manful. v. þegen, VIII :-- Andreas is gereht ðegenlíc, Homl. Th. i. 586, 11. Máran lufe nimþ se heretoga on gefeohte tó ðam cempan, ðe æfter fleáme his wiðerwinnan ðegenlíce oferwinþ, ðonne. tó ðam ðe mid fleáme ne ætwand, ne ðeáh on nánum gecampe náht ðegenlíces ne gefremode, 342, 5.

þegenlíce; adv. Bravely, manfully, like a brave man, gallantly :-- Beó ðú gehyrt and hicg þegenlíce to confortare et viriliter age, Jos. 1, 18: Homl. Skt. ii. 25, 248. Heó tó ðám þegnon cwæð: 'Dóð þegnlíce and wel; ábeódaþ míne æ-acute;rende tó ðam gemóte,' Chart. Th. 337, 36. Gif hé ðegenlíce earfoðnysse forberþ, Homl. Th. i. 586, 19: Homl. Skt. i. 11, 3. Ealle þeóda spræ-acute;con hú ðegenlíce hí fuhton, ii. 25, 324. Hé læg ðegenlíce ðeódne gehende he lay like a warrior close to his lord, Byrht. Th. 140, 26; By. 294. [O. L. Ger. thegenlícho viriliter: O. H. Ger. thegan-, degan-l-icho.] v. preceding word.