wæter-ǽdre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wæter-ǽdre
an; -ǽder, e; f. (in the first passage given the word is made neuter). A vein of water, a spring Gewemmed weterédre uena corrupta (Prov. 25, 26), Kent. Gl. 973. Hé hét ða heardnysse holian onmiddan ðære flóre, and ðæt wæterǽddre ðá wynsum ásprang, werod on swæcce. Homl. Th. ii. 144, 4. Án lamb bícnode mid his swýðran fét, swilce hit ða wæterǽddran geswutelian wolde. Clemens cwæð: 'Geopeniaþ ðás eorðan' . . . Æt ðam forman gedelfe swégde út ormǽte wyllspring, i. 562, 10. Ealle wyllspringas and eán þurh hig (the earth ) yrnaþ. Swá swá ǽddran licgeaþ on ðæs mannes líchaman, swá licgaþ ðás wæter-ǽddran geond ðás eorðan, Lchdm. iii. 254, 23. On stemne wæterǽdrena (-édrana, Ps. Lamb. cataractorum ) ðínra, Ps. Spl. 41, 9: Blickl. Gl. Wæterǽdra, Ps. Th. 41, 8. Wæterǽddrum cataractis, Hpt. Gl. 418, 63. Seó gýtsung hyre gold betweoh ða wæterǽdran rǽt avaritia aurum inter arenas legit, Gl. Prud. 55.
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