þwítan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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þwítan
p. þwát, pl. þwiton, þweoton; pp. þwiten To thwite (still in some dialects, e.g. Lancashire), to cut, cut off Þwíteþ, Exon. Th. 354, 50; Reim. 63. Monige of åam treówe ðæs hálgan Cristes mǽles spónas and sceafþan nimaþ (spónas ðwítaþ, MS. B.) multi de ipso ligno sacrosanctae crucis astulas excidere solent, Bd. 3, 2; S. 524, 31. Monige of ðære ilcan styþe spónas ðweoton and sceatþan nómon (ðæt geþwit náman, MS. B.) astulis ex ipsa destina excisis, 3, 17; S. 544, 44, col. 2 (sprytlan ácurfon, col. 1). Genim ðone wyrttruman, delf up, þwít nigon spónas on ða winstran hand, Lchdm. ii. 292, 2. [Telwyn or thwytyn abseco, reseco, Prompt. Parv. 488. To thwyte dolare, Cath. Angl. 388, and see note. Cf. Icel. þveita a small axe, þvita a kind of axe, þveit, þveiti a cut-off piece, a parcel of land.] v. á-, for-þwítan; ge-þwit.
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