wancol
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wancol
adj. Unstable, uncertain, fickle, fluctuating Hió hit gecýþ self mid hire hwurfulnesse ðæt hió biþ swíþe wancol se instabilem muta*-*tione demonstrat, Bt. 20; Fox 70, 35. Nú ðú hæfst ongyten ða wanclan (wonclan, v. l.) treówa ðæs blindan lustes deprehendisti caeci numinis ambiguos vultus, 7, 2 ; Fox 18, 3. [Ðis wunder (the mermaid) wuneð in wankel stede, Misc. 18, 566. This worlde is wondur wankille, Halliw. Dict. O. Sax. wankol (hugi): O. H. Ger. wanchal lubricus, infidelis. Cf. O. L. Ger. wankil-heidíí fluctuatio.]
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