híwisc
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.
híwisc
hígwisc, es; n. A family, household, house; also a hide of land [v. híd] Fæder hiogwuisc, hiowisc, hiuwisc paterfamilias, Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 12, 39: 13, 25: 14, 21. Gif hé hæbbe híwisc landes if he have a hide of land, L. Wg. 7; Th. i. 186, 13 [cf. l. 23]. On Cotenes-felde án hýwysce and þóder dél of Branok hyalf híwisce in Cotensfield one hide, and the other part of Branok half a hide, Chart. Th. 107, 26-8. Híwisc, 428, 17. God bebéad Moyse ðæt hé and eall Israhéla folc sceoldon offrian æt ǽlcum híwisce Gode án lamb ánes geáres God commanded Moses that he and all the people of Israel should offer a lamb of the first year to God from every family [a lamb for an house, Ex. 12, 3], L. In. 44; Th. i. 130, 5.
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