hwilc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Pronoun
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hwilc
hwylc, hwelc; pron. I. which, who, of what kind, [in direct questions] Quis hwá is werlíc hád, que, hwilc is wíflíc, quod, hwile nis náðres cynnes; cujus hwilces; cui hwilcum; quem virum laudas hwilcne wer herast ðú; a quo fram hwilcum. Pluraliter qui hwilce; quorum hwilcera; quibus hwilcum; quos laudas hwilce herast ðú; a quibus fram hwilcum ... Qualis hwile getácnaþ þreó þingc interrogationem and infinitionem and relationem. Gif ic cweðe qualis est rex hwilc is se cingc, ðon biþ hé interrogativum ... Ðú cwyþst qualis est ille hwilc is hé, ic cweðe talis est swilc hé is, Ælfc. Gr. 18; Som. 21, 12-18, 57-63. Hwylc man is of eów quis est ex vobis homo? Mt. Kmbl. 7, 12. Hwylc þearf is ðé húsles quid opus est Eucharistia? Bd. 4, 24; S. 598, 37. Hwá is úre Fæder? Se Ælmihtiga God. And hwilcera manna Fæder is he? Swutelíce hit is gesǽd, yfelra manna. And hwilc is se Fæder? who is our Father? The Almighty God. And of what sort of men is he Father? It is plainly said, of evil men. And of what kind is the Father? Homl. Th. i. 254, 5-8. Hwylc is mihtig God bútan úre se mǽra God quis Deus magnus sicut Deus noster, Ps. Th. 76, 11. Hwylc is wísra ðe ðás mid gehygde healdan cunne quis sapiens et custodiet hæc? 106, 42. Hwylces ðæra sufona byþ ðæt wíf cujus erit de septem uxor? Mt. Kmbl. 22, 28. Hwylcum bigspelle wiðmete wé hit cui parabolæ cumparabimus illud? Mk. 4, 30. II. [in dependent clauses] Gif ic cweðe nescio qualis est rex nát ic hwile se cyngc is, ðon is se qualis infinitivum. Gif ic cweðe tu scis bene qualis est ðú wást wel hwilc hé is, ðon biþ hit relativum, Ælfc. Gr. 18; Som. 21, 59-61. Geseó hé hwylc se man sig oððe ðæt neát videat qualis homo sit vel pecus, L. Ecg. C. 14; Th. ii. 142, 19. Gé habbaþ gehýred hwilc ðes god is ðe gé wéndon ðæt eów gehǽlde. Homl. Th. i. 464, 10. Hwelc se bión sceal ðe tó reccenddóme cuman sceal qualis quisque ad regimen venire debeat. Past. 10; Swt. 61, 5. Bæd ðæt hé him geswutelode hwylc basilius wǽre on wurðscype mid him prayed that he would reveal to him what manner of man Basil was in honour as compared with himself, Homl. Swt. 3, 498. Sege ús hwilc tácn sí ðínes tócymys dic nobis quod signum adventus tui, Mt. Kmbl. 24, 3. Hét secan hwilc ðære geógoþe gleáwost wǽre bade seek which of the youth was most skilled, Cd. 176; Th. 220, 34; Dan. 81: Andr. Kmbl. 821; An. 411. Cwén frignan ongan on hwylcum ðara beáma bearn wealdendes hangen wǽre, Elen. Kmbl. 1698; El. 851. Dó mé wegas wíse ðæt ic wite on hwylcne ic gange notam mihi fac viam, in qua ambulem, Ps. Th. 142, 9. Geþence gé hwæt gé síen and hwelce gé síen pensa quod es, Past. 21, 4; Swt. 159, 14. Ðá onfunde se módiga, hwilce his mihta wéron then the proud spirit found out what his powers were, Ælfc. T. Grn. 2, 47. III. indef. pron. any one, any, of any kind, some Oððe gif hwylc cynincg wyle faran aut quis rex iturus, Lk. Skt. 14, 31. Hwæt wénstú nú, gif hwelc forworht monn cymþ and bitt úrne hwelcne ðæt wé hine lǽden tó sumum rícum menn and him geþingien si enim fortasse quis veniat, ut pro se ad intercedendum nos apud potentem quempiam virum ducat, Past. 10, 2; Swt. 63, 1. Ne hig ne gelýfaþ ðeáh hwylc of deáþe árise neque si quis ex mortuis surrexerit credent, Lk. Skt. 16, 31. Swelc ic wǽre hwelc folclíc mon and mé wǽre mete and wínes þearf ut vini et carnis quidam emptor, Nar. 18, 4. Wén is ðæt hwilc wundor ineode on ðaet carcern, St. And. 14, 28. Manslyht oððe elles hwilc ðara heáfodlícra leahtra manslaughter or any other of the capital crimes, L. E. I. 26; Th. ii. 422, 5. Sóna swá sacerda hwylc hwone on wóh gesyhþ as soon as any priest sees any one in error, 28; Th. ii.424, 25. Gif mínra þegna hwilc, Cd. 22; Th. 27, 7; Gen. 414. Ánra hwilc each one, Bt. Met. Fox 20, 129; Met. 20, 65. Gif him þince ðæt hé on hwylcere fægerre stówe sí if it seems to him that he is in some fair place, Lchdm. iii. 174, 26. Æt mǽstra hwelcre misdǽde for almost every misdeed, L. Alf. 49; Th. i. 58, 6. Gyf hwylce ðǽr beóþ ðara ðe hwæt ǽbylhþa wið óðre habbaþ if there are any there who have any grudges against others, L. E. I. 36; Th. ii. 434, 7. Wé gesáwon oft in cyrcean ǽgðer ge corn ge hig ge hwylce woroldlícn þing beón gehealdene we have often seen in churches corn and hay, and any kind of secular things kept, 8; Th. ii. 406, 31. Gif hwá biþ mid hwelcum welum geweorþod and mid hwelcum deórwyrþum ǽhtum gegyrewod. Bt. 14, 3; Fox 46, 11. IV. combined with swá Quisquis swá hwá, quæque swá hwilc, quodquod swá hwilc; quicunque swá hwá, quæcunque swá hwilc, Ælfc. Gr. 18; Som. 21, 35, 37. Ðæs cyninges þegnas ðider urnon swá hwelc swá ðonne gearo wearþ the king's thanes ran thither, whichever of them was ready, Chr. 755; Erl. 50, 3. Swá hwylc swá sylþ ánne drinc quicumque potum dederit, Mt. Kmbl. 10, 42. Swá hwylcum manna swá him gemet þuhte, Beo. Th. 6106; B. 3057: 1890; B. 943. Swá hwylce daga in quacumque die, Ps. Th. 137, 4. Ðæt git ne lǽstan wel hwilc ǽrende swá hé sendeþ that ye will not perform what business soever he sends, Cd. 26; Th. 35, 15; Gen. 555. V. correlative of swilc [v. I.] Hit is scondlíc ymb swelc tó sprecanne hwelc hit ðá wæs it is shameful to talk about such a state of things as it then was, Ors. 1, 10; Swt. 48, 4. [O. E. Homl. hwilche: A. R. hwuch: Laym. whilc, whulc: Orm. whillc: R. Glouc. wuch: Piers P. Chauc. which: Goth. hwéleiks, hwileiks: O. Sax. hwilík: O. Nrs. hwelík, hwelk, hulk, hwek: Icel. hvílíkr: O. H. Ger. hwelíh: Ger. welcher.] DER. ǽg-, ge-, wel-hwilc.
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