wáþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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wáþ
e ; f. I. wandering, roving Deóra gesíð of wáðe cwom, Nabochodonossor, Cd. Th. 257, 26; Dan. 663. Féðan sǽton, reste gefégon, wérige æfter wǽðe, Andr. Kmbl. 1185 ; An. 593. Ic (a storm) beámas fylle . . . wrecan on wáþe wide sended I fell trees . . . sent driving a-wandering far (cf. Aldhelm's Ego rura peragro), Exon. Th. 381, 14; Rä. 2, 11. Hý síð tugon, wíde wáðe, lyftlácende, 100, 29; Gú. 116. Hé síðfæt sægde sínum leódum, wíde wáðe, ðe hé mid wilddeórum áteáh, Cd. Th. 256, 33 ; Dan. 650. Hý of wáþum wérge cwóman, restan ryneþrágum, Exon. Th. 115, 1 ; Gú. 183. Wáþum strong, fugel feþrum wlonc, 204, 18; Ph. 99: 208, 26; Ph. 161. II. hunting :-- Deáð, egeslíc hunta ábít on wáðe, nyle hé ǽnig swæð ǽfre forlǽtan death, dread hunter, persists in his hunting, never will he abandon any track, Met. 27, 13. [Myght we not fynde ffor to wyn as for waithe, Destr. Tr. 2350. Here is wayth fayrest þat I seȝ þis seuen ȝere, Gaw. 1381, O. H. Ger. weida venatio, piscatio : Icel. veiðr hunting, fishing; fara á veiðar to go a-hunting.] v. gamen-wáþ ; wǽðan.
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