hweorfa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hweorfa
an; m. Something which turns, a joint, a whorl [of a spindle] Hweorfa vertuba, Wrt. Voc. 65, 16. Hwerfa vertigo, Ælfc. Gl. 74; Som. 71. 49; Wrt. Voc. 44, 32 [in both cases the words occur among names of parts of the body — the two following are found among words connected with spinning]. Hweorfa verticillum, Wrt. Voc. 66, 16: vertelum, 281, 72. Nim ðone hweorfan ðe wíf mid spinnaþ bind on his sweoran take the whorl that women spin with, bind it on his neck, L. M. 3, 6; Lchdm. ii. 310, 21. [Halliwell quotes Kennett's description of whorle, 'the piece of wood put upon the iron spindle to receive the thread.' Cf. O. H. Ger. hwerbo vortex, vorago.] v. þeóh-hweorfa.
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