Amonge þes lettr...ede ledes þis latin is to mene .
Among these lettred leodes this laten is to mene
¶ Among þise lettrede leodes . þis latyn is to mene
Among þise lettered leodes · þis latyn is to mene
Amonge þis letterede ledeR.3.89:
R's lede (a unique reading) is to be construed as a collective singular
(="these lettered folk"); the other B manuscripts witness the plural ledes. Both Ax and Cx attest a completely
different word for this alliterative stave: lordes. þis
latyn is to mene .