hwæðer
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Conjunction
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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hwæðer
hweðer; conj. Whether, I. in direct questions Hwæðer ic móte lybban óþ ðæt ic hine geseó may I live till I see him? Homl. Th. i. 136, 30. Hwæðer gé willen on wuda sécan gold ðæt reáde? Bt. Met. Fox 19, 9, 29; Met. 19, 5, 15. Hwæðer ðe ðín eáge mánful ys forðam ðe ic gód eom an oculus tuus nequam est, quia ego bonus sum? Mt. Kmbl. 20, 15. Hwæðer cweþe wé ðe úre ðe ðæra engla shall we say ours or the angels? Homl. Th. i. 220, 20. Cwyst ðú hwæðer ic hyt sí numquid ego sum? Mt. Kmbl. 26, 25. II. in dependent clauses Lǽtaþ ðæt wé geseón hwæðer elias cume sinite videamus si veniat helias, Mk. Skt. 15, 36. Gregorius befran hwæðer ðæs landes folc cristen wǽre ðe hǽðen. Homl. Th. ii. 120, 23. Hí nysten hwæðer hé on Godes mihte ða þing worhte ðe þurh deófles cræft, Guthl. 17; Gdwin. 70, 17. Swíðe hræðe æfter ðon hé gecýðde hwæðer hé mǽnde ðe ðæs módes fóster ðe ðæs líchoman qui hoc in loco pastionem cordis an corporis suaderet, aperuit, Past. 18, 6; Swt. 137, 18. Hwæðer hit sig ðe sóþ ðe leás utrum vera an falsa sint, Gen. 42, 16. Josep áxode hig hwæðer hira fæder wǽre hál oððe hwæðer hé lyfode ille interrogavit eos dicens: Salvusne est pater vester? adhuc vivit? 43, 27. Sceáwiaþ ðæt land hwæðer hit wæstmbǽre sí ... and hwæðer ðæt landfolc sí tó gefeohte stranglíc oððe untrumlíc, feáwa on getele hwæðer ðe fela, Num. 13, 19-20. [O. Sax. hweðar: O. Frs. hweder; Icel. hvárt: O. H. Ger. hwedar.] v. preceding word.
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