wǽpen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
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wǽpen
wǽpn, es; n. I. a weapon Steng oððe wǽpen clava, Wrt. Voc. ii. 20, 63. Mé sceal wǽpen niman, ord and íren. Byrht. Th. 139, 11; By. 252. Ðis (the bridle into which the nails from the cross were put ) bið unoferswíðed wǽpen, Elen. Kmbl. 2375; El. 1189. Ǽlces wǽpnes ord mucro, Wrt. Voc. i. 35, 35. Swurdes ord oððe óðres wǽpnes, 84, 22. Wǽpnes ecge. Cd. Th. 109, 30; Gen. 1830. Gehealdan heardne méce, wǽpnes wealdan, Byrht. Th. 136, 48; By. 168. Gif hé folcgemót mid wǽpnes brýde árǽre, L. Alf. pol. 38; Th. i. 86, 16. Be ðám monnum ðe heora wǽpna tó monslyhte lǽnaþ. Gif hwá his wǽpnes óðrum onlǽne ðæt hé mon mid ofsleá, 19; Th. i. 74, 1-4. Wǽpnes spor a wound, Exon. Th. 280, 2; Jul. 623. Áwrítaþ hié on his wǽpne wælnota heáp, Salm. Kmbl. 323; Sal. 161. Ic ðý wǽpne gebrǽd, Beo. Th. 3333; B. 1664. Hé ðæs beran ceaflas tótær búton ǽlcum wǽmne, Ælfc. T. Grn. 7, 16. Gif man wǽpn ábregde ðǽr mæn drincen, L.H.E. 13; Th. i. 32, 11. Ðeáh hwá his ágen spere sette tó óðres mannes húses dura ... oþþon gif man óðer wǽpn lecge ... and hwilc man ðæt wǽpn gelæcce, L.C.S. 76; Th. i. 418, 6. Hé wǽpen hafenade be hiltum, Beo. Th. 3151 ; B. 1573. Nolde ic sweord beran, wǽpen tó wyrme, 5031; B. 2519: 5367; B. 2687. Gif sweordhwíta óðres monnes wǽpn tó feormunge onfó, oððe smið monnes andweorc, L. Alf. pol. 19; Th. i. 74, 9. Sum mæg stýled sweord, wǽpen gewyrcan, Exon. Th. 42, 29; Cri. 680. Hé wǽpen up áhóf, bord tó gebeorge, Byrht. Th. 135. 39; By. 130. Wǽpnu arma, Ælfc. Gr. 36; Zup. 215, 15. Wǽpna arma, wǽpna hús armamentarium, Wrt. Voc. i. 35, 1, 2. Eorlas fornóman wǽpen wælgífru, Exon. Th. 292, 16; Wand. 100. Wépen arma, Ps. Surt. 56, 5. Se hálga héht his heorðwerod wǽpna onfón, Cd. Th. 123, 5; Gen. 2040. Hé ne mihte wǽpna gewealdan, Beo. Th. 3022; B. 1509: Byrht. Th. 139, 50; By. 272. Wǽpna wyrpum, Exon. Th. 35, 28; Cri. 565. Wǽpna wundum, 119, 15; Gú. 255. Wǽpna wælslihtes, Cd. Th. 198, 25; Exod. 328. Seó wǽpna láf those whom the sword spared, 121, 5; Gen. 2005: 220, 20; Dan. 74. Se helm hafelan werede ... hine worhte wǽpna smið, Beo. Th. 2908; B. 1452. Ðá fór hé mid eallum his folce and mid eallum his wǽpnum omnis equitatus Pharaonis, currus ejus et equites. Ex. 14, 23. Gif man mannan wǽpnum bebyreþ ðǽr ceás weorð, L. Ethb. 18; Th. i. 6, 19. Ðæt folc com mid wǽpnum (woepnum, Lind.: wépenu, Rush.) venit cum armis, Jn. Skt. 18, 3: Andr. Kmbl. 2140; An. 1071. Gegearwod wǽpnum, Elen. Kmbl. 95; El. 48. Wǽpnum geweorðad, Beo. Th. 505; B. 250: 667; B. 331. Ǽlc þing ðe orðode, hé ácwealde mid wǽpnum omne, quod spirare poterat, interfecit, Jos. 10, 40. Wǽpnum áswebban, Apstls. Kmbl. 138; Ap. 69. Leohtum wǽpnum (leuibus armis) gegyrwan, Nar. 10, 27. Scearpum wǽpnum, Exon. Th. 385, 30; Rä. 4, 52. Mid gǽstlícum wǽpnum, 112, 24; Gú. 148. Gescyldend wið sceaðan wǽpnum. Andr. Kmbl. 2584; An. 1298: Exon. Th. 48, 22; Cri. 775. Hí wurpon hyra wǽpen of dúne, Judth. Thw. 25, 33; Jud. 291. Wǽpen and gewǽdu, Beo. Th. 589; B. 292. Wápen healdan, méce, gár and gód swurd, Byrht. Th. 138, 45; By. 235. Wépen and sceldas. arma et scuta, Ps. Surt. 45, 10. Ealle his wǽpnu (woepeno, Lind.: wépeno, Rush.) hé him áfyrð, Lk. Skt. 11, 22. Hé áwearp his wǽmna, Ælfc. T. Grn. 18, 31. Hié him ealle hiera wǽpeno ágeáfen arma traderent, Ors. 4, 13; Swt. 210, 21. Hié wǽpna náman arma sumunt, 1, 10; Swt. 44, 32, Nimaþ eówre wǽpn ponat vir gladium super femur suum, Ex. 32, 27. Gegríp (gefóh, Ps. Th.) wǽpn (wépen, Ps. Surt.) and scyld apprehende arma et scutum, Ps. Spl. 34, 2. Uoepeno, Rtl. 168, 1. Ðeáh ðe hí wǽpen ne beran quamvis arma non ferant, Bd. 2, 2; S. 504, 3. Hé ða gástlícan wǽpnu ne mæg áberan, Basil admn. 2; Norm. 36, 27. II. membrum virile Teors veretrum, teors, ðæt wǽpen vel lim calamus, Wrt. Voc. i. 283, 56. Wǽpen, gecynd (printed wepen-gecynd; but see gecynd, II.) veretrum, 44, 58. [Whiles þow art ȝonge, and þi wepne kene, wreke þe with wyuynge, Piers P. 9, 180.] v. wǽpen-líc, -mann, wǽpned. [Goth. wépna; pl. arma : O. Sax. wápan : O. Frs. wépin: O.H. Ger. wáfan gladius, framea, telum, falx, scutum: Icel. vápn.] v. beadu-, camp-, heoru-, here-, hilde-, sige-, weoruld-, wíg-wǽpen.
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