hwíl-wende
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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hwíl-wende
adj. Temporary, lasting for a time, not eternal Him fremede tó écere hǽlþe seó hwílwende ehtnys the persecution that lasted but for a time, helped him to the salvation which lasts for ever, Homl. Th. ii. 528, 7. Hé hí mǽrsaþ on ðære écan worulde for heora hwílwendum geswince ðises sceortan lífes, 562, 5. Ðæt hí gelýfon tó geágenne ða écan welan, ða ðe for his naman ða hwílwendan spéda forhogiaþ, i. 64, 20. [Cf. Goth. hweila-hwairbs lasting only for a time.]
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