twǽde
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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twǽde
adj. Doubled (?), containing two of three parts of a whole; the word occurs mostly as substantive, two thirds, two parts of three Wylle óþ sié twǽde bewylled ðæs wóses (cf. bewyl óþ þriddan dǽl, 120, 15) boil till two thirds of the juice are boiled away, Lchdm. ii. 38, 11. Wylle óþ ðæt se wǽta sié twǽde on bewylled (cf. 266, 31) boil till the liquor be boiled down to two thirds, 332, 17. Dó twǽde ðæs wínes and þriddan dǽl ðæs huniges put two parts of wine to one of honey, 306, 26. Dó ðæs meluwes twǽde and ðæs sealtes þriddan dǽl, 314, 5. Dó ðæs huniges twǽde and ðære buteran þriddan dǽl, 316, 7. Dó ðæs swefles swilcan ðara wyrta twǽde to the quantity of sulphur put twice as much of the plants, 78, 8. Se biscop and ða hígen áhten twǽde ðæs wuda and ðæs mæstes, Chart. Th. 70, 29. Se cyning áh twǽdne dǽl (twegen dǽlas, MSS. B. H.) weres, þriddan dǽl sunu oþþe mǽgas, L. In. 23; Th. i. 116, 15. [O. L. Ger. tuédi half: O. Frs. twéde two thirds, also half; twédnath two thirds.] Cf. twi-dǽl.
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