ge-wuna
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wuna
an; m. A custom, wont, manner, use, rite; consuetudo Næs ðín gewuna ðæt ðú bútan ðínum diácone geoffrodest it was not thy wont to offer without thy deacon, Homl. Th. i. 418, 1. Wæs his gewuna ðæt he sægde referre erat solitus, Bd. 4, 19; S. 588, 42. Ðǽr wæs gewuna ðæm folce ðæt ... the people there were accustomed to..., Blickl. Homl. 209, 6. Swá hit gewuna is ut adsolet, Ors. 3, 3; Bos. 55, 20. [Or do the two last belong to ge-wuna, adj.? (cf. ge-wunelíc.)] Is nú geworden to full yfelum gewunan ðæt menn swíðor scamaþ nú for góddǽdum ðonne for misdǽdum it has now become the very bad custom for men to be more ashamed of good deeds than of bad ones, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 109, 161. Mid ðon gewunon ðære heofogoston gewemmednesse by the practices of the most grievous impurity, Blickl. Homl. 75, 6. Heó gemonþ ðæs wildan gewunan hire eldrana she remembers the wild manner of her parents, Bt. 25; Fox 88, 12: Bt. Met. Fox 13, 53; Met. 13, 27. Gewuna ritus, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 41, 44. Æfter gewunan after the custom, Lk. 1, 9: 2, 27, 42: Blickl. Homl. 207, 18: Chr. 1070; Erl. 208, 2. Æfter úron gewunon nostro more, Coll. Monast. Th. 33, 13. Of gewunan from custom, R. Ben. interl. 7. Ofer míne gewunan contrary to my custom. Ælf. T. Lisle 43, 7. [O. Sax. gi-wono: O. H. Ger. gi-wona consuetudo.]
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