hwínan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hwínan
p. hwán; pl. hwinon To make a whistling, whizzing sound [as an arrow, etc. in its flight] Ful oft of ðam heápe hwínende fleág, giellende gár full oft from that band flew whistling the shrieking javelin, Exon. 86 b; Th. 326, 12; Víd. 127. [Prompt. Parv. whynyñ, as howndys or oþer beestys ululo, gannio: Chauc. for as an hors I coude bite and whine: Icel. hvina; p. hvein to give a whizzing sound [as an arrow], e.g. örvarnar flugu hvínandi yfir höfuð þeim: Dan. hvine to whistle (of the wind); hvin a piercing shriek.]
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