wan-sceaft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wan-sceaft
e; -sceafte(-a; m.?), an ; f. I. misfortune, misery, unhappiness Hí sorge ne cúðon, wonsceaft wera, wiht unhǽlo, Beo. Th. 240; B. 120. Ic ne wrecan meahte on wigan feore wonnsceaft míne, ac ic ealle þolige, Exon. Th. 499, 16; Rä. 88, 16. Láð biþ ǽghwǽr fore his wonsceaftum wineleás hæle, 329, 10 ; Vy. 32. II. some form of disease Hú mon sceal ða wǽtan and wonsceafta (ða wonsceaftan in the section, 246, 6, where no other malady than ða wǽtan is referred to except ða áheardodan swilas) útan lácnian, Lchdm. ii. 16, 6, 22. [Cf. O. Sax. than wópiat thár wanskefti thie hér ér an wunnion sind, Hél. 1352.]
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