holdscipe

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hold +‎ -scipe

Noun[edit]

holdscipe (plural holdscipes)

  1. loyalty, allegiance
    Sægdon þet hi hit dyden for ðes mynstres holdscipe. — Peterborough Chronicle, 1121
They said they did it out of loyalty to the monastery.

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Middle English Dictionary


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hold +‎ -scipe

Noun[edit]

holdscipe m

  1. loyalty, allegiance
    Eallra ðæra manna land hí fordydon ðe wǽron innan ðæs cynges holdscipe — They destroyed the lands of all those men that were in king's allegiance.

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References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", holdscipe et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), holdscipe