hwyrft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hwyrft
es; m. A turn, revolution, going, course, orbit, circuit, orb, circle Ða ðe ofercumaþ allum hwyrfte quæ superveniunt universo orbi, Lk. Skt. Rush. 21, 26. Hwá ne wundraþ ðætte sume tunglu habbaþ scyrtran hwyrft ðonne sume habban who does not wonder that some stars have a less orbit than others? Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 18. Heofonsteorran bebúgaþ brádne hwyrft the stars of heaven encompass a spacious circle [the earth ], Cd. 190; Th. 236, 16; Dan. 322. Geþancmeta on hwilce healfe ðú wille hwyrft dón cyrran mid ceápe consider on which side thou wilt bend thy course, turn with thy cattle, 91; Th. 115, 12; Gen. 1918. Gif ic on helle gedó hwyrft ǽnigne si descendero in infernum, Ps. Th. 138, 6. Helle hlínduru nágon hwyrft ne útsíþ ǽfre never is there return or passage out through the grated doors of hell, Exon. 97 b; Th. 364, 30; Wal. 78. Náhton máran hwyrft they could go no further, Cd. 154; Th. 191, 6; Exod. 210. Náh ic hwyrft weges [Grein reads hwyrftweges] I cannot return, Exon. 101 b; Th. 383, 6; Rä. 4, 6. Sóna æfter ðǽm wordum helle hæftas hwyrftum scríðaþ þúsendmǽlum straightway after those words shall the captives of hell by thousands bend thither their steps, Cd. 227; Th. 304, 17; Sat. 631: Beo. Th. 329; B. 163. Ðá wæs ágangen geára hwyrftum then had passed in course of years, Elen. Kmbl. 2; El. 1. DER. ed-, ymb-hwyrft. v. hwearft.
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