wíd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wíd
adj. I. in reference to the dimensions of an object, wide, of (a certain) width Se arc wæs fíftig fæðma wíd, Boutr. Scrd. 21, 4. Fær gewyrc fiftiges wíd, ðrittiges heáh, þreó hund lang elngemeta, Cd. Th. 79, 7; Gen. 1307. Wite ðú hú wíd and síd helheoðo dreórig, and mid hondum ámet, 308, 29; Sat. 699, Is ðár on ðære myclan ciricean geworht emb ða lástas útan, hwéne wíddre ðonne byden, fæt up óþ mannes breóst heáh. Blickl. Homl. 127, 6. II. where there is a considerable distance between the extremities or sides of an object, wide, of great width, broad Wíd strǽt platea, Wrt. Voc. i. 36, 33. Ðæt geat is swýðe wíd and se weg is swíðe rúm lata porta et spatiosa via, Mt. Kmbl. 7, 13. Se mereweard (the whale ) múð ontýneþ, wíde weleras . . . hí ðǽr in faraþ, óþ ðæt se wída ceafl gefylled bið, Exon. Th. 363, i. 13-27; Wal. 53-60. Hí deópne seúð dulfon wídne. Ps. Th. 56, 8. Óþ ða wýde strǽte, súð andlang strǽte, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 265, 32. III. of great surface, wide, vast, spacious, broad, ample Ðes wída grund, Cd. Th. 7, 11; Gen. 104. Ýða gelaac, wíd gang wætera, Ps. Th. 118, 136. Wíd is ðes wésten, wræcsetla fela, Exon. Th. 120, 5; Gú. 267. Wæs his ríce brád, wíd and weorðlíc, 243, 11; Jul. 9. Þenden ic wealde wídan ríces, Beo. Th. 3723 ; B. 1859. On andwlitan wídre eorðan, Cd. Th. 81, 25; Gen. 1350. In ðære wídan byrig, 258, 10; Dan. 673. On egeslícere stówe and on wídum wéstene in loco horroris et vastae solitudinis, Deut. 32, 10. Ofer wídne holm, Exon. Th. 296, 23; Crä. 55. Ofer wíd wæter, Beo. Th. 4937 ; B. 2473. Geond ðás wídan weoruld, Met. 8, 41. Ic hæbbe wíde wombe, Exon. Th. 399, 20; Rä. 19, 3. Hí gesetton Sennar wídne and sídne, Cd. Th. 99, 33 ; Gen. 1655. Setl wíde stódan, 6, 12; Gen. 87. Of ðissum wéstum wídum mórum, Ps. Th. 74, 6. Hæfde wederwolcen wídum fæðmum eorðan and uprodor gedǽled, Cd. Th. 182, 14; Exod. 75. IIIa. off IV. wide, having no limit near, open, cf. wíd-sǽ Sume hí wǽron on wíddre sǽ besencte, Homl. Th. i. 542, 29. V. fig. not confined within narrow limits, of far-reaching power Ne behwylfan mæg heofon and eorðe his wuldres word wíddra and síddra ðonne befæð-man mæge eorðan ymbhwyrft and uprodor, Cd. Th. 204, 31; Exod. 427. VI. of travel, that traverses many lands, distant, far and wide Sceal ic wreclástas settan, síðas wíde, Cd. Th. 276, 16 ; Sat. 189. Wíde síðas, 55, 36; Gen. 905: Beo. Th. 1759; B. 877. VII. of the duration of time, long, lasting long, in phrases equivalent to ever, always. v. wíde-feorh, -ferhþ Gé sceolon ádreógan wíte tó wídan ealdre, Exon. Th. 92, 27; Cri. 1515 : Cd. Th. 62, 16 ; Gen. 1015. Tó wídan ealdre, éce mid englum, Andr. Kmbl. 3439; An. 1723. Á tó wídan feore sý úrum Drihtne lof, Blickl. Homl. 65, 24: 103, 29. Ða ðe gewordun wídan feore from fruman worulde, Exon. Th. 272, 33 ; Jul. 508. Wídan feore as long as life lasts, 301, 23 ; Fä. 23. Ne seah ic wídan feorh never in all my life have I seen, Beo. Th. 4033 ; B. 2014. Ðú scealt wídan feorh écan ðíne yrmðu, Andr. Kmbl. 2766 ; An. 1385. [O. Sax. O. Frs. wíd : O. H. Ger. wít amplus, latus, vastus, spatiosus, capax: Icel. víðr.]
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