ge-wef
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wef
ge-wefe, -wife, es; n. A web; textura. The word gets the meaning fate, fortune, from the spinning, which is the occupation of the Fates. Cf. Wyrd gewæf, Exon. 95 a; Th. 355, 1; Reim. 70. See Grmm. D. M. 387 Gewife fatum, fortuna, Cot. 88; Lye. Him Dryhten forgeaf wígspéda gewiofu the Lord gave him the webs of success in war, i. e. he was successful in war, Beo. Th. 1398; B. 697.
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