riht-ǽw
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
riht-ǽw
e; f. I. legitimate matrimony Gehádedum mannum is beboden, ðæt hí cýþan sceolan folce hwæt on hálgum bócum áwriten is, and hí wísian, hú hí rihtǽwe healdan sceolan, Wulfst. 304, 18. II. a legitimate wife Be ðam men ðe hæfþ his rihtǽwe (legitimam suam uxorem ), L. Ecg. P. ii. tit. x; Th. ii. 180, 16. Se man ðe his rihtǽwe forlǽt and óðer wíf nimþ, ii. 8; Th. ii. 184, 21. Ðonne hé his rihtǽwe ǽrest hám bringþ, ii. 21; Th. ii. 190, ii. Gif hwylc man wið óðres rihtǽwe hǽmþ, ii. 10; Th. ii. 186, 6.
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