wel-dǽd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wel-dǽd
e; f. I. a good deed Wé sceolon on úrum weldǽdum blissian mid sóðre eádmódnysse, and úrum Drihtne ðancian his gife, ðæt hé ús geúðe, ðæt wé móston his willan gewyrcan þurh sume weldǽde. Ne mæg nán man náht tó góde gedón búton Godes gife, Homl. Th. ii. 432, 6-10. Dó well on eallum ðínum lífe, and wé siððan æfter ðínum weldǽdum ðé eft genimaþ tó ús, 346, 17: i. 414, 30: Homl. Skt. i. 1, 148. Wlitige gewyrtad mid hyra weldǽdum, Exon. Th. 234, 21; Ph. 543. Sprec ofter ymb óðres monnes weldǽda ðonne ymb ðíne ágene, Prov. Kmbl. 10. II. a benefit, favour, kindness Weldǽd benefitium, Cod. Dip. B. i. 155, 19. Hé ús gelǽde tó his Fæder, ðe hine sealde for úrum synnum tó deáðe. Sý him wuldor and lof ðære weldǽde, Homl. Th. ii. 282, 27. Weldǽdum beneficiis, Scint. 16, 5. Uton brúcan godcundum weldǽdum, 133, 6: Anglia xiii. 370, 74: Homl. Th. i. 562, 7. Hé wið monna bearn wyrceþ weldǽdum (acts beneficently ), Exon. Th. 191, 12; Az. 87. Wé ðínum weldǽdum wurdan áhafene in beneplacito tuo exaltabitur cornu nostrum, Ps. Th. 88, 14. Nele God ús witnian for his weldǽdum, oððe his milde mód mannum áfyrran, 76, 7. Weldǽda wítes merita (beneficia) martyrii, Hpt. Gl. 489, 50. Ús God mǽre weldǽda getíðaþ nobis Deus magna beneficia prestet, Scint. 16, 8: Homl. Th. ii. 298, 12; 418, 23. Wé ne magon ásecgean his weldǽda on ús, Basil admn. 4; Norm. 42, 3. Hí ofergeáton weldǽda (-déda, Surt.) his obliti sunt benefactorum ejus, Ps. Spl. 77, 14. III. an office, service Be reáflácum fremedum ælmyssan dón nys weldǽd miltsunge de rapinis alienis elemosinam facere non est officium miserationis, Scint. 159, 16. His éðhylde weldǽde suo contentus officio, 133, 3. Cumlíþnysse and manscipes weldǽdum underþeódde hospitalitatis atque humanitatis offitiis deditos, Cod. Dip. B. i. 154, 38. [Weldede good deeds, O. E. Homl. i. 133, 1. Heo cunnen us unðonc for ure weldede (the good we do them), Laym. 3306. Heom (the gods) wurðen for heore weldæde (benefits), 8052. Leueþ to writen in wyndowes of ȝowre weldedes, Piers P. 3, 70. Goth. waila-déds beneficium: O. H. Ger. wola*-*tát beneficium, meritum: Ger. wohl-that.]
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