hwílwend-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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hwílwend-líc
adj. Temporary, lasting only for a time, not eternal Hit is hwílwendlíc est temporalis, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 21. Þreó þing synd on middanearde án is hwílwendlíc ... óðer þing is éce ... þridde þing is éce, Homl. Swt. 1, 25. Manna freóndscipe biþ swiðe hwílwendlíc the friendship of men lasts but a very short time, Blickl. Homl. 195, 26. Se ælmihtiga se ðe is éce leóht ǽrest ðæt hwílwendlíc leóht geworhte, Boutr. Scrd. 19, 5. Hwílwendlíc líf ... éce líf the life of time ... the life of eternity, Homl. Th. ii. 240, 15-20. Nalæs ðæt án ðæt hé hí fram yrmþum écre niðerunge ac swylce eác fram ðam mánfullan wæle hwílwendlícre forwyrde generede non solum eam ab ærumna perpetuæ damnationis, verum et a clade infanda temporalis interitus eripuit, Bd. 4, 13; S. 582, 27. Hé swanc for heofonan ríce swíðor ðonne hé hogode hú hé geheólde on worulde ða hwílwendlícan geþincþu, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 98, 93. Ðæt wé ða heofonlícan þinga mid ðam eorþlícum and ða écelíc mid ðam hwílwendlícum geearniaþ, L. Ath. i. prm; Th. i. 196, 27. [Orm. hwílwendlíc: cf. O. H. Ger. wílwendige fortuna, Grff. i. 763.] v. hwílend-líc.
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