ilfette
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ilfette
an: ilfetu, e ; f. A swan Aelbitu olor, cicnus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 115, 47 : tantalus, 98, 30. Ilfatu alvor, 6, 55. Ilfetu olor, 63, 40. Ylfete cignus, Ælfc. Gl, 36; Som. 62, 105; Wrt. Voc. 29, 3. Elfetu, Wrt. Voc. 62, 5. Ylfette olor vel cingnus, 77, 25. Ylfete song the song of the swan, Exon. 81 b; Th. 307, 6; Seef. 19. Sume fugelas beóþ langsweorede swá swá ylfettan some birds are long-necked, such as swans, Hexam. 8; Norm. 14, 17. [Icel. álpt, álft 'the common Icel. word for swan; svan is only poët :' O. H. Ger. albiz, alpiz, elpiz olor, Grff. i. 243.]
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