weorold-wíte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
weorold-wíte
es; n. I. A punishment suffered in this world, a unishment on earth Forgield me ðín líf, ðæs ðe ic ðe mín þurh woruld- wíte weorð gesealde, Exon. Th. 90, 22 ; Cri. 1478. II. a secular (in contrast with an ecclesiastical) punishment, secular penalty, money-fine Sunnandaga cýpinga forbeóde man georne be fullan worldwíte, . . L. Eth. ix. 17 ; Th. i. 344, 8. Gif hǽðen cild binnon .ix. nihton þurh gímelíste forfaren sí, bétan for Gode búton worldwíte; and gif bit ofer nigan niht gewurðe, bétan for Gode and gilde .xii, ór, L. N. P. L. 10; Th. ii. 292, 7.
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