hwearf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hwearf
adj. Turning about, shifting, veering, changeable Norþan wind heaþogrim and hwearf a wind from the north deadly fierce and whirling in eddies, Beo. Th. 1100; B. 548. Thorpe, Kemble, Heyne read andhwearf = came against [us]; Grein takes and hwearf, and compares Icel. hverfr shifty. The word may describe a strong wind often shifting its direction and whirling round with violent gusts. Cf. ge-hweorf; hwerf-líc.
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