gerefa

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ġe- + *rof (an array, number, host) (attested only in compounds: secgrōf (host of men), stæfrōf (alphabet)). Cognate to modern Swedish greve (count).

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Noun[edit]

ġerēfa m (nominative plural ġerēfan)

  1. a reeve or official with local jurisdiction under the king; the chief magistrate of a district

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