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hwílen

  • adjective
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hwílen, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§625;
Lasting only for a time, transitory, brief
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  • Uton sibbe tó him on ðás hwílnan tíd hǽlu sécan

    let us seek in this brief season [the present life] peace and salvation from him,

      Exon. 97 b; Th. 365, 10; Wal. 87.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. hwílin temporalis.]
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v. un-hwílen.
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