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hyrde, strong masculine. shepherd; guide; guardian.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
nominativehyrde hyrdas
accusativehyrdas
genitive
dativeheorde
instrumental

This word occurs 18 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of hyrde in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 1666. hyrdas. guardian.
  • 1742. hyrde. shepherd, guardian.
  • 1832. hyrde. shepherd, guide.
  • 1849. hyrde. shepherd, guardian.
  • 2027. hyrde. shepherd, guardian.
  • 2505. hyrde.
  • 2644. hyrde.
  • 2981. hyrde.
  • 3080. hyrde.
  • 3133. hyrde.

Battle of Finnesburh

  • 46 hyrde. guardian.

Boethius on Fame

  • [76] hyrde. guardian.

Judith

  • 60 Hyrde. shepherd, guardian.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

  • [37] hyrdas. shepherds.
  • [38] hyrdas. shepherds.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • hyrdas. shepherds.
  • hyrdas. shepherds.
  • heorde. shepherd.