morþ-dǽd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
morþ-dǽd
e; f. A deed which causes destruction, a. of the body Be ðǽm wiccecræftum and be liblácum and be morþdǽdum, gif man ðǽr ácweald wǽre (v. last passage under morþ, II., and morþ-weorc), L. Ath. i. 6; Th. i. 202, 11. b. of the soul, deadly sin, evil deed Hé gewenede swá hine sylfne tó heora synlícum þeáwum and tó márum morþdǽdum mid ðam mánfullum flocce . . . Swá férde se cniht on his fraceþum dǽdum and on morþdǽdum micclum gestrangod on orwénnysse his ágenre hǽle, Ælfc. T. Grn. 17, 18-24. Wearþ ðes þeódscype swýðe forsyngod . . . þurh morþdǽda and þurh mándǽda, Wulfst. 163, 21. [Þonne scalt þu (the body), erming, up arisen imete þine morþdeden, Fragm. Phlps. 7, 37.]
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