drihten

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *druhtinaz. Cognate with Old Saxon drohtin, Old Frisian drochten, Old High German truhtin, Old Norse dróttinn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdrihten/, [ˈdriçten]

Noun[edit]

drihten m

  1. lord, governor, leader
  2. the Lord; God
    Drihtnes ys eorðe, and eall þæt heo mid gefyld is; and eall mancynn þe þæron eardað is Drihtnes. --Psalm 23, King Alfred Translation (Paris Psalter)

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