ǽw
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ǽw
ǽwe, es; n.law] . I. law, what is established by law, hence wedlock, marriage, a marriage vow; lex, matrimonium Ðætte ryht ǽw gefæstnod wǽre that just law might be settled, L. In. pref; Th. i. 102, 9: 1; Th. i. 102, 16. Rihtum ǽwe legitimo matrimonio, Bd. 4, 6; S. 573, 7, note. Se man ðæt ǽwe brycþ homo qui adulterium committit, L. M. I. P. 15 ; Th. ii. 268, 28. II. a female bound by the law of marriage, a wife; conjux legitima, uxor justa Se ðe hæfþ ǽwe he who has a wife; qui legitimam uxorem habet, L. M. I. P. 17; Th. ii. 270, 6. Gif ceorl wið óðres riht ǽwe hǽmþ si maritus cum alterius legitima uxore adulteraverit, 18; Th. ii. 270, 10. Se man, ðe his rihtǽwe forlǽt, and óðer wít nímþ, he biþ ǽwbreca the man who forsakes his lawful wife [suam legitimam uxorem], and takes another woman [aliam mulierem], he is an adulterer, L. Ecg. P. ii. 8; Th. ii. 184, 21. Gif hwylc man wið óðres riht ǽwe hǽmþ, oððe wíf wið óðres gemæccan, fatte vii geár if any man commit adultery with the lawful wife [cum legitima uxore] of another, or a woman [mulier] with the husband of another, let the fast be seven years, ii. 10; Th. ii. 186, 6. vide ǽ.
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