FEAX
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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FEAX
fex, es; n. Hair of the head, the locks; cæsăries, cŏma, căpillus Nimeþ ðæt feax to the hair holdeth on, Med. ex Quadr. 4, 11; Lchdm. i. 344, 20: L. M. 1, 87; Lchdm. ii. 156, 7. Ne feax ne fel neither hair nor skin, Exon. 74 a; Th. 278, 1; Jul. 591: Cd. 195; Th. 243, 18; Dan. 438. Feax cæsăries, Ælfc. Gr. 12; Som. 15, 53. Licgaþ æfter lande loccas todrifene, fex on foldan throughout the land lie my driven locks, hair upon the ground, Andr. Kmbl. 2853; An. 1429. God tofylleþ feaxes scadan, ðe hér on scyldtim swǽrum eódon Deus conquassābit vertĭcem căpilli perambulantium in delictis suis, Ps. Th. 67, 21: 68, 4. Bócstafa brego bregdeþ feónd be ðam feaxe the prince of letters shall draw the fiend by his hair, Salm. Kmbl. 201; Sal. l00: Beo. Th. 3298; B. 1647. Wið feallendum feaxe for falling hair, Med. ex Quadr. 4, 11; Lchdm. i. 344, 18. Mid hyre heáfdes feaxe căpillis căpĭtis sui, Lk. Bos. 7, 38. Swát ǽdrum sprong forþ under fexe blood sprang forth from the veins under his hair, Beo. Th. 5926; B. 2967. Æled lǽtaþ on ðæs feóndes feax they shall let fire upon the fiend's hair, Salm. Kmbl. 261; Sal. 130: Judth. 12; Thw. 25, 27; Jud. 281. He hæfde blæc feax he had black hair, Bd. 2, 16; S. 519, 34. [Laym. uæx: O. Sax. fahs, n: O. Frs. fax: M. H. Ger. vahs, m: O. H. Ger. fahs, n. cæsăries, cŏma: Icel. fax, n. a mane.] DER. blanden-feax, blonden-, gamol-, un-, up-, won-, wunden-.
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