any of þe
A robber was raunsomed , rather than they all ,
A Robber was raunceoned · rather than thay alle
a robber was rauvncsaeuneonydeG.11.430: The second half of this word (corresponding to modern English "ransomed") has been so comprehensively fiddled about
with that it is hard to tell what is going on. Note that the original has an apparently otiose superscript <a> with a long
bar over it, presumably present in the scribe's exemplar as an abbreviation, but reproduced here apparently without understanding.
See note to G.3.157. rather þen they all