HEÁWAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
HEÁWAN
p. heów, pl. heówon; pp. heáwen To HEW, cut, strike, smite [with a sharp weapon] Gif mon óðres wudu heáweþ unáliéfedne if a man cut another's wood without leave, L. Alf. pol. 12; Th. i. 70, 4. Mǽst ǽlc óðerne æftan heáweþ mid scandlícum onscytum almost all men calumniate [lit. strike from behind] each other with shameful attacks, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 107, 84. Se seðe unwærlíce ðone wuda hiéwþ is qui incaute ligna percutit, Past. 21, 7; Swt. 167, 16. Wé heáwaþ ðone wudu ligna succidimus, 167, 6. Hé heów oð ðæt hé on hilde gecranc he smote with his sword until in fight he fell, Byrht. Th. 141, 18; By. 324. Heów ðæt hors mid ðam spuran he struck the horse with the spurs [cf. Icel. höggva hest sporum], Elf. T. 36, 25. Ðá heówon hí ðone stán swá swýðe swá hí mihton dolantes lapidem in quantum valebant, Bd. 4, 11; S. 580, 5. Heówon hereflýman þearle mécum mylenscearpum they smote sorely the flying with falchions sharp ground, Chr. 937; Erl. 112, 23; Æðelst. 23: Byrht. Th. 137, 4; By. 181. Linde heówon they hewed the linden shields, Judth. 12; Thw. 26, 1; Jud: 304: Chr. 937; Erl. 112. 6; Æðelst. 6: Mt. Kmbl. 21. 8. [O. Sax. hawan, hauwan: O. Frs. hawa, howa: Icel. höggva: O. H. Ger. houwan: Ger. hauen.]
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