mundgripe

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mund (hand) +‎ gripe (grip)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mundgripe m

  1. (poetic) grasp, hand-grip
    • c. 700, Beowulf, 379-381
      [...] þyder tō þance, þæt hē þrtiges
      manna mægencræft on his mundgripe
      heaþorōf hæbbe. Hine hālig God [...]
      Francis Barton Gummere translation:
      [...] thither for thanks, —he has thirty men’s
      heft of grasp in the gripe of his hand,
      the bold-in-battle. Blesséd God
      [...]

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