HWÍT
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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HWÍT
adj. WHITE, bright, clear, fair, splendid Hwít albus; amineus vel albus, Ælfc. Gl. 79; Som. 72, 71-2; Wrt. Voc. 46, 28-9. His reáf hwít scínende vestitus ejus albus refulgens, Lk. Skt. 9, 29. Wlitescýne hwít and hiwbeorht hæleþa náthwylc some man beauteous, shining and bright of hue, Elen. Kmbl. 145; El. 73. Hwít heard stán creta vel cimolia, Ælfc. Gl. 56; Som. 67, 40; Wrt. Voc. 37, 29. Se hwíta stán mæg wið stice the white stone is effective against stitch, L. M. 2, 64; Lchdm. ii. 290, 9. Se hwíta helm the shining helm, Beo. Th. 2900; B. 1448. Ðú ne miht ǽnne locc gedón hwítne oððe blacne non potes unum capillum album facere aut nigrum, Mt. Kmbl. 5, 36. Hæfde hé hine swá hwítne geworhtne gelíc wæs hé ðám leóhtum steorrum so splendid had he formed him he was like the bright stars, Cd. 14; Th. 17, 4; Gen. 254. Leóht hwít clear light, 29; Th. 38, 33; Gen. 616. Ðone hwítan hláf panem nitidum, Bd. 2, 5; S. 507, 14. Fæst ǽlce dæge and forgang hwít jejuna quotidie et abstine te ab alba, L. Ecg. C. prm; Th. ii. 132, 5. Gedó æges hwít tó add white of egg, L. M. 3, 59; Lchdm. ii. 342, 18. Dó æges ðæt hwíte tó, 1, 13; Lchdm. ii. 56, 6: 25; Lchdm. ii. 66, 21: Homl. Th. i. 40, 27. His reáf wǽron swá hwíte swá snáw vestimenta ejus facta sunt alba sicut nix, Mt. Kmbl. 17, 2. Ða scíran dagas hwítan the clear bright days, L. M. 2, 41; Lchdm. ii. 252, 10. Hwíte metas lacticinia [cf. Icel. hvitr matr milk, curds, etc. opposed to flesh], Lye. Wǽron on ðyssum felda unríme gesomnunge hwíttra manna and fægera erant in hoc campo innumera homimim albatorum conventicula. Bd. 5, 12; S. 629, 25. Engla and deófla, beorhtra and blacra, hwítra and sweartra, Exon. 21 a; Th. 56, 9; Cri. 898. Hire þuhte hwítre heofon and eorþe heaven and earth seemed brighter to her, Cd. 29; Th. 38, 7; Gen. 603. Engla scýnost and hwíttost most beautiful and most splendid of angels, 18; Th. 22, 11; Gen. 339. [Goth. hweits: O. Sax. O. Frs. hwít: Icel. hvítr: O. H. Ger. hwíz albns, candidus, lacteus: Ger. weiss.] v. eall-, geolu-, healf-, snáw-hwít.
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